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October 15, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXXI(16):916-918. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450160035002m

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To the practitioner, as well as to the patient and pharmacist, the prescription is an object of importance. Upon it the welfare of each one of these more or less depends. If it fails the mission of the physician and of the pharmacist fails. Heretofore, schools and colleges of medicine have not laid sufficient stress upon the combining of medicines. Within the last few years there has been a change for the better, and the graduates at the present time know more than did the graduates of a few years ago. However, even yet it is the exception rather than the rule to meet a young man who knows more than a little about writing prescriptions, and he may consider himself fortunate if he knows more than a little about the individual ingredients of the prescription. It is not his fault, but that of his professors, that he is not

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