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August 6, 1892

The Modern Materia Medica, for Pharmacists, Medical Men and Students.

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By Henry Helbing, F. C. S., London, Eng. Third edition. Lehn and Fink. 1892. New York. 8vo. 212 pages.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(6):170. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420060024005

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The claims of the publishers regarding this little handbook are that it contains the latest corrections and additions regarding the new remedies that come to us from Germany, chiefly. The new drugs, asaprol and diaphtherin—now about a month old—are among the articles described in this third edition. The older ones, concerning which new points of development have been brought to light, have been written up to date and the matured opinions of many observers introduced. Some of the more lengthy descriptions have been rewritten throughout in the light of recent clinical reports. The amount of patience on the part of the editor in his researches is evidenced by the fact that the index contains six hundred references to the chief new remedies and their synonyms. On this account the book makes itself especially attractive to the busy practitioner, and also to the professor or teacher whose memory is fickle on

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