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The Practice of Pharmacy

Nature volume 101, page 321 (27 June 1918) | Download Citation



OF all the American works on pharmacy none is so well known as Remington's. Since the publication of the first edition in 1885 its popularity has been maintained, and from a comparatively modest size it has grown to a stately volume of nearly 2000 pages. It must, however, be borne in mind that the author has put a very wide interpretation upon the term “pharmacy,“ and has not used it in the restricted sense in which it is commonly employed in this country. In “The Practice of Pharmacy” he has embodied to all intents and purposes the whole of the Pharmacopœia of the United States and also the National Formulary, appending notes to the monographs where necessary. He has dealt with crude vegetable drugs, unofficial as well as official, and with chemical drugs, both inorganic and organic, together with many of their derivatives and most of the newer synthetic remedies. Thus, for example, in the, section on cellulose he treats of cotton, styptic cotton, pyroxylin, oxalic acid, acetic acid, acetone, tars, phenols, coal-tar and products obtained therefrom, thus covering an extremely wide range of subjects. Pharmaceutical testing, including biochemical assays, and reagents for the analysis of urine, for the examination of blood, and for bacteriology are also discussed.

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