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This book is written with the object of making the laboratory method of study of this subject popular. The interest in this proverbially dry subject can no doubt be stimulated by objective work. The author is to be commended for his successful venture in giving to the student a practical guide for the study of drugs and their derivatives. The book is divided into three parts. Part one deals with the systematic study of crude drugs. A brief and concise blank form is given which outlines the method of study and describing the drug. Part two considers the plant histology. The first chapter gives a very complete description of the technic necessary for preparing specimens. The section is well illustrated with simple drawings. Part three is a study of the chemical exercises in materia medica. In this section the student is directed to study the essential connection between materia medica
A Text-Book of Materia Medica. Including Laboratory Exercises in the Histologic and Chemic Examinations of Drugs. For Pharmaceutic and Medical Schools. and for Home Study. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(25):1885–1886. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500250055027
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