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The education of the medical student of the past as well as of to-day is neglected in one of its most interesting and necessar departments, that of pharmacy. It is not necessary to ask any one of this assemblage as to the amount of actual experience he has had in the handling or manipulation of the drugs he prescribes, or whether he has ever prepared the prescriptions he directs for his patients. There are doubtless some who have had such education or experience, but they are the exceptional cases. Those that have had the previous training of the pharmacist or who may, during their student life or at some subsequent opportunity, have given attention to the subject of pharmaceutical manipulation, invariably attest its great advantage to them in their future professional success, both in the curative as well as the educational experience. It has come under my own observation in
BEDFORD PW. PHARMACY FOR MEDICAL MEN.Read in the Section on Materia Medica and Pharmacy at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891. JAMA. 1891;XVII(17):631–633. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410950019001e
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