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March 26, 1892

The Complete Medical Pocket Formulary and Physician's Vade Mecum.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(13):405. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411170031019

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Abstract

This work is a collection of 2,500 prescriptions arranged under an alphabetical list of diseases. No indication is given of the particular conditions under which the prescriptions printed have been used by their authors. Under the heading of rickets is a prescription calling for tannic acid, gr. ½—gr. j, to be given two or three times a day. The only direction which appears to guide its use is the expression In rickets. Presumably it is to be used in the diarrhœa of rickets, but the man who has no better way of handling the diarrhœa of rickets, than by striking madly at it with small doses of tannic acid, had better not attempt to treat rickets.

Under the head of mammary inflammation there appears one of Rush's prescriptions for calomel and jalap, 10 grs. each. It is marked Brisk purge for incipient mastitis.

We are informed in the preface that

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