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ON THE MODES OF MAKING AND DISPENSING OFFICIAL,
DESCRIPTIONS OF THEIR
INTENDED AS A
HAND-BOOK FOR PHARMACISTS AND PHYSICIANS
TEXT-BOOK FOR STUDENTS.
JOSEPH P. REMINGTON, PH.M., F.C.S.,
IN THE PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF PHARMACY; FIRST VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE OF
SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN, ETC., ETC,
WITH OVER SIX HUNDRED ILLUSTRATIONS
Entered acoording to Act of Congress, in the year 1885, by
JOSEPH P. REMINGTON,
Copyright, 1889, by JOSEPH P. REMINGTON.
Copyright, 1894, by JOSEPH P. REMINGTON.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Authority to use for comment the Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America,
mittee of Revision and Publication.
GOSTON MEDICAL LIBRARY
LIBRARY OF MEDICINE
ELECTROTYPED AND PRINTED BY J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA, PA., V. S. A.
PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.
The publication of the United States Pharmacopoeia (seventh decennial revision) in 1893 furnishes the raison d'être for a new edition of the “Practice of Pharmacy,” the sweeping changes which have been made in the Pharmacopæia, and notably the acceptance of the Metric system of weights and measures, having caused a revolution in pharmaceutical practice.
The addition of many new remedies and the alterations in chemical and botanical nomenclature in the Pharmacopoeia have added greatly to the labor of preparing the manuscript of the present work; and, since it aims to present those facts which shall be of the greatest usefulness to the pharmacist and student in such a manner as to command attention, without being so brief as to fail in its mission, an increase in the size of the book was inevitable.
The features in the former edition which seemed to give greatest satisfaction to its readers have been retained; and
the new ones may be mentioned the “Glossary” at the end of the formulary, containing short definitions of uncommon terms which the pharmacist is liable to be suddenly called upon to interpret.
The working formulas are constructed with especial regard to the avoidance of errors in their use, the proportions of the various ingredients being arranged to suit the needs of every-day workers who use the “ Practice of Pharmacy" as a hand-book.
The index, which has been amplified, has been prepared by Alfred B. Taylor, A.M., a comprehensive table of metric and old form