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March 12, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(11):331. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411150021007

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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:  Will you give us your opinion, editorially, as to the value of " Tablet Triturates " and " Compressed Tablets." I, as well as many of our profession, would like to know the most reliable forms in which to use medicines, and I am often disappointed in the effects of pills, as they seem liable to become inert or inactive by becoming insoluble, etc., in the stomach. Maybe the two first mentioned forms of medicaments are better than pills. Yours, etc.,W. C. Dorset, M.D.The advances made in the way of manufacture of elegant pharmaceutical preparations, during the past very few years, have been great, and one of the manifestations of this advance is shown in the tablet and triturate preparations, in the use of which our experience has been quite favorable.Our correspondent reflects unfavorably on manufactured pills.

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