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Handbook of Embracing the Theory and Practice of

Pharmacy and the Art of Dispensing.

By Virgil Coblentz, Ph.G., A.M., Phil.D., Professor of Theory and Practice of Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy of the City of New York. Second Edition.

Octavo. 572 pages. 437 Illustrations. Cloth, net, $3.50 In preparing this Handbook, the author's aim has been to supply to the student of pharmacy a compendious and yet sufficiently detailed text-book for systematic study, and to those exercising the art a trustworthy guide in daily practice. In accordance with this plan, particular care has been bestowed upon the explanation of all operations and methods usually occurring in dispensing establishments and laboratories designed on a small scale.

The work is divided into three parts, viz. : Physical and Mechanical Operations; Galenical Pharmacy; The Art of Dispensing and Volumetric Analysis.

Part I, which treats of the general principles, and physical or chemical operations in their general application, presents what may be called the theory of pharmacy. A thorough knowledge of the subjects embraced in this section is of vital importance to the apothecary, in order to enable him to control the quality of the medicinal substances which he purchases or dispenses. This portion of the work, and such of the succeeding portions as appeared to require it, have been profusely illustrated. Especial care has been bestowed on the subjects of maceration, percolation, and expression.

Part II treats of the various classes of galenical preparations. Each class is described and explained, and in connection with each are given descriptions and explanations of the processes of those preparations which require a commentary. Particular attention has been given to the explanation of the several steps of the processes involving chemical reactions, and the method of testing, as well as the application of volumetric methods of assay, are fully explained. Whenever necessary, syllabi or tables of the various preparations are given.

Part III embraces the Art of Dispensing and chapters on Volumetric Analysis, so far as it concerns pharmacopeial preparations. The section treating on Prescriptions is as practical as possible. Foreign methods of prescription writing and dispensing have been treated of, wherever thought necessary, alongside of those prevailing in this country, and a chapter added on homeopathic pharmacy, which is a necessary occupation of the regular apothecary in some sections of the country. Much care has been devoted to the chapters on explosive or dangerous prescriptions and on incompatibilities. The series of characteristic prescriptions, to which explanatory comments are added, will also, it is hoped, be found generally useful.

Owing to the prominence which the new Pharmacopoeia gives to the volumetric methods of assay, it has been thought necessary to present this subject somewhat at length, so as to make the student thoroughly familiar with them. It is an experience of teachers that students approach this subject with reluctance , as it appears to many of them at first difficult; but that they nearly all quickly master it, as soon as they understand the simple basis upon which the whole rests.





Manual of Organic By L. E. Sayre, Ph.G., Professor

of Pharmacy and Materia Medica in Materia Medica

the School of Pharmacy of the Uniand Pharmacognosy. versity of Kansas; Member of ReSecond Edition.

vision Committee U. S. P., etc. An

Introduction to the Study of the Vegetable Kingdom and the Vegetable and Animal Drugs. Comprising the Botanical and Physical Characteristics, Source, Constituents, and Pharmacopeial Preparations. With Chapters on Insects Injurious to Drugs and Pharmacal Botany. Including a Section on Plant Histology and Microtechnic by Wm. C. Stevens, Professor of Botany in the University of Kansas. 374 Illustrations, the majority of which are from Original Drawings. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. 684 pages.

Cloth, net, $4.50 Part I discusses Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy under the Division (1) Official Drugs Arranged According to Structural Characteristics, and (2) Official and Unofficial Drugs Arranged According to Prominent Physical Properties, and Subdivided by Odor and Taste.

Part II is a digest (1) of Organic Drugs from the Vegetable Kingdom, Described and Arranged According to Their Natural Orders, (2) a Compilation of Animal Drugs, and (3) a Synopsis of Natural Orders and of Drugs, Systematically Arranged According to Part II, Section I.

PART III is a summary of the Insects Injurious to Drugs:

PART IV is a special section devoted to the Elements of Plant Histology. and Microtechnic and includes the following chapters: Selection and Use of Apparatus for Use in Vegetable Histology ; Preparation of Material for Section-cutting; Different Methods of Section-cutting; The Plant Cell and its Products; Cell Formation; The Tissues; The Tissue Systems; Secondary Increase in Thickness; The Distribution of Tissue in Leaves; Reagents and Processes ; Methods of Demonstrating the Character of Cell-walls and Cellcontents; The Microscopical Examination of Powdered Drugs.

“An up-to-date handbook, presenting the subjects in concise, practical shape.”New England Druggist.

“Altogether the book presents the subjects of which it treats in a concise yet comprehensive manner."-Druggists' Circular.

“ The plan of this work is a comprehensive one, the intent of the author evidently being to give the greatest possible amount of information in the least possible space.” American Journal of Pharmacy.

"In the work before us much credit is due to the authors for the interest and practicability which they have interwoven into the subject. He does not stop with a dry description of a drug, its habitat, sources, constituents, etc., but he points out the various commercial qualities and their gradations, probable sophistication, and many practical suggestions regarding the pharmaceutical uses and handling of the drugs." The Spatula.

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