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Excerpt from A Text-Book of Materia Medica and Pharmacy: For Medical StudentsAs the authors have not found a book on Pharmacy and Materia Mediea, such as seemed to meet the needs of the students attending the course of instruction given in theseMoreExcerpt from A Text-Book of Materia Medica and Pharmacy: For Medical StudentsAs the authors have not found a book on Pharmacy and Materia Mediea, such as seemed to meet the needs of the students attending the course of instruction given in these subjects in the University of Toronto, they have felt it necessary to undertake the preparation of a short text-book. Their reluctance to undertake the preparation of another medical text-book has led them to carefully examine the books upon these subjects now upon the market- yet none seem to fulfil the requirements that they considered essential. Many of the books dealing with this work contain as well Pharmacology and Therapeutics, which are often not up-to-date nor accurate, or if they be accurate the Pharmacy and Materia Mediea have been neglected. As there are good text-books of Pharmacology, the authors have considered it inadvisable to include any pharmacology whatever. The other texts upon the market, which deal with the pharmacy in an adequate manner are too often written by American authors and deal largely with the American Pharmacopoeia. The arrangement of the sections in many books dealing with the materia mediea is also often the authors consider unfortunate. The classification of the drugs according to their botanical, mineral, or animal origin is no longer of importance. Nor does a pharmacological classification, where so much overlapping occurs, furnish a basis for an arrangement useful for reference purposes. These considerations have forced the authors to compile this little book and they hope that it will prove an aid to many medical students in gaining the necessary knowledge of a now too much neglected subject.The following works have been much made use of. The British Pharmacopoeia- The British Pharmaceutical Codex- Squires Companion to the British Pharmacopoeia- Ruddiman, Incompatibilities in Prescriptions: Elbome, the Elements of Practical Pharmacy and Dispensing: The Art of Dispensing- Fantus, Prescription Writing and Pharmacy: Bruce, Materia Mediea and Therapeutics- The American Pharmacopoeia.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.