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June 30, 1906

Introduction to Materia Medica and Pharmacology, Including the Elements of Medical Pharmacy, Prescription Writing, Medical Latin, Toxicology, and Methods of Local Treatment.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(26):2015. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510530035028

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The object of this book, as stated by the author, is to introduce the student to the study of pharmacology and therapeutics, "with the purpose constantly in mind of preparing him for the practice of medicine, i. e., to care for the sick", and this worthy aim is carried out in the book. Chapter 5 on special treatments and Chapter 6 on simple food preparation contain valuable information on matters in regard to which the medical student's education usually is neglected. The book is practical in every way and will be found helpful to those who feel themselves weak in pharmacology. While errors are few, it should be noted that nitroglycerin is not a nitrite (p. 33), and that calomel is not a synonym for mercuric chlorid.

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