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March 25, 1893

Handbook of Materia Medica, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, including the Physiological Action of Drugs, the special Therapeutics of Disease, Official and Practical Pharmacy, and Minute Directions for Prescription Writing.

JAMA. 1893;XX(12):347-348. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420390029010

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Abstract

Out of the far West, from the Golden Gate, comes a literary treasure. The first impression of this book, a wholesome and pleasing impression, is gained from the gracefully worded inscription. It does not often happen that a scientific writer caps the climax of his labors by dedicating a book to his devoted wife. We construe this happy act as an index of the sterling worth of his character. He is not too timorous to stand proudly forth as a conspicuous and complete answer to that widely discussed question which has agitated society and filled a large place in general literature of late: " Is marriage a failure?" One naturally enters upon the study of his book with such a sentiment of sympathetic admiration of the writer as imparts an enthusiasm for his work. Long life to them both!

The honesty of the author is manifest on every hand, and his

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