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AND

THERAPEUTICS

INCLUDING

PHARMACY AND PHARMACOLOGY

BY

REYNOLD WEBB WILCOX, M. A., M. D., LL. D., D. C. L.

PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS
PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE (RETIRED) AT THE NEW YORK POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL
AND HOSPITAL; CONSULTING PHYSICIAN TO ST. MARK'S, TO THE NASSAU, TO THE OSSINNING
AND TO THE EASTERN LONG ISLAND HOSPITALS; PRESIDENT OF THE CONGRESS ON
INTERNAL MEDICINE; HONORARY MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE MEDICAL
SOCIETY: FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MEDICINE; MEMBER OF
THE ASSOCIATION OF MILITARY SURGEONS AND OF THE AMERICAN ASSO-
CIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE; FORMERLY PRESIDENT
OF THE AMERICAN THERAPEUTIC SOCIETY, OF THE MEDICAL ASSO-
CIATION OF THE GREATER CITY OF NEW YORK, OF THE SOCIETY
OF MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE, AND OF THE ASSOCIATION
OF THE MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS, UNITED STA ATES ARMY

(NEW YORK DIVISION).

TENTH EDITION
REVISED IN ACCORDANCE

WITH

THE U. S. PHARMACOPOEIA, IX
WITH INDEX OF SYMPTOMS AND DISEASES

PHILADELPHIA
P. BLAKISTON'S SON & CO.
1012 WALNUT STREET

1917

COPYRIGHT, 1917, BY P. BLAKISTON's Son & Co.

The use in this volume of certain portions of the text
of the United States Pharmacopeia is by virtue of per-
mission received from the Board of Trustees of the United
States Pharmacopæial Convention. The said Board of
Trustees is not responsible for any inaccuracy nor for
any errors in the statement of quantities or percentage
strengths."

THE MAPLE PRESS YORK PA

PREFACE TO THE TENTH EDITION

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The appearance of the United States Pharmacopoeia, IX, has necessitated a rewriting of the section devoted to Pharmacy and Materia Medica and a thorough revision of this volume, which treats of the official drugs and preparations only, and every effort has been made toward condensation so far as is compatible with clearness. In order that the subjects might be presented in one volume and all repetitions avoided, cross references have been inserted and an exhaustive index added for the convenience of physicians who use this as a book for reference. The many advances have necessitated the division of the work into two distinct parts, the first being devoted to Materia Medica and Pharmacy, in which full attention is given to pharmaceutical processes, to the various kinds of preparations, with their dosage, and to the art of prescribing; after which the description of remedies is taken up in detail. The therapeutic agents are divided into two sections, the Inorganic and Organic Materia Medica, and the general classification adopted is one based on the grouping of the articles according to the chemical or physiological divisions to which each belongs. The course of instruction on Materia Medica should include the performance of the simpler pharmaceutical operations, demonstrations of the drugs and preparations, and practice in prescription writing. It is believed best that the substance should be learned first and then its uses. In the second part, dealing with Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the classification employed is based on the particular physiological system upon which the various agents principally act. There is a compete presentation of the official remedies and very elaborate accounts of their pharmacological action and therapeutic uses. In these descriptions the effort has been made to present the latest views of the highest authorities in these departments, and to render the book as practically useful as possible by full details regarding treatment which have been found to be valuable in actual practice. The course on Pharmacology and Therapeutics should include

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