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HANDBOOK

OF

MATERIA MEDICA, PHARMACY, AND

THERAPEUTICS.

POTTER.

OF PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF

DR. POTTER'S HANDBOOK.

From the American Journal of the Medical Sciences.

“ The author has very skilfully steered his course between the pessimism that marks a system of therapeutics based solely on the results given by experiments and observations in the chemical and physiological laboratories, and the optimism of hasty empirical generalizations upon meagre clinical data, and upon this we consider that the greatest claim can be made, that this book is a safe one for the junior practitioner. . . . Ïhe author, then, has fully attained the purpɔse which he set before him at the commencement.” From the Medical Record.

“ This is an old and valued friend which needs no commendation, much less an introduction. It ought to be in the library of every physician and student. It is the most convenient and most concise work on therapeutics and materia medica in the English language, and is at the same time thoroughly reliable. Though necessarily largely a compilation, nevertheless there is much that is original, the author being one of the most prominent of American therapeutists. The contents embrace the essentials of practical materia medica and therapeutics, the amount of pharmacy that every physician should possess, one of the best sections on prescription writing ever written, besides a great mass of interesting and valuable material relating to the subject of the work. Both diseases and remedies are arranged alphabetically, making the book unusually convenient. The section on applied therapeutics includes, besides the writer's own views, the recommendations of fisty authors. All in all, the book is an exceedingly useful one." From the New York Medical Journal.

“Dr. Potter's Handbook will find a place, and a very important one, in our colleges and the libraries of our practitioners. It contains almost everything that can be found in the larger works in a more concise form and brought up to a rather more recent date. Under ihe head of prescription writing considerable attention is paid to the subject of in. compatibilities, and the student will here find many valuable hints for his guidance in this difficult subject. Besides this there are, under the head of special therapeutics, very many formulas for the treatment of particular diseases and abnormal conditions, arranged alphabetically for easy reference. This will be especially valuable to young practitioners, and will frequently save the trouble of looking through large works and monographs for suitable formulæ in the treatment of special cases. This department is fuller in this book than in any with which we are acquainted.” From the Therapeutic Gazette.

“ The author has aimed to embrace in a single volume the essentials of practical materia medica and therapeutics, and has produced a book small enough for easy carriage and easy reference, large enough to contain a carefully-digested, but full, clear and well. arranged mass of information. No new remedy of any acknowledged value is omitted from ihis list. Under each the section on physiological action and therapeutics has been written with care. . . . In the enumeration of drugs suited to different disorders a very successful effort at discrimination has been made, both in the stage of disease and in the cases peculiarly suited to the remedy. It is no mere list of diseases followed by a cata. logue of drugs, but is a digest of modern therapeutics, and as such will prove of immense use to its possessor." From the Pacific Medical and Surgical Journal.

“In looking over the work, we are not surprised that it has taken the author the best part of two years in its preparation, for it shows on every page great labor and careful research ; and as no good work goes unrewarded, we feel that he will be compensated by the favor with which his book will be received by the profession. We have been indeed pleased with the examination made, and have already used it for reference."

*** The price of this book is $4.00 in cloth binding, or $5.00 in full leather. Thumb Index in each copy. It may be bad through any bookseller, or upon receipt of price will be sent, postpaid, to any address by the publishers.

OF

MATERIA MEDICA, PHARMACY, AND

THERAPEUTICS,

INCLUDING THE

PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTION OF DRUGS, THE SPECIAL THERA-
PEUTICS OF DISEASE, OFFICIAL AND PRACTICAL
PHARMACY, AND MINUTE DIRECTIONS FOR

PRESCRIPTION WRITING.

RY

SAM’L O. L. POTTER, A.M., M.D., M.R.C.P.Lond.,

PROFESSOR OF THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MEDICINE IN THE COOPER MEDICAL COLLEGE OF SAN
FRANCISCO: VISITING PHYSICIAN TO ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL: AUTHOR OF "QUIZ-COMPENDS”
OP ANATOMY AND MATERIA MEDICA, "AN INDEX OF COMPARATIVE THERAPEU-
TICS," AND "A STUDY OF SPEECH AND ITS DEFECTS." FORMERLY
A. A. SURGEON, U. S. ARMY, AND BRIGADE-SURGEON,

N. G. OF CALIFORNIA.

FOURTH EDITION. REVISED.

PHILADELPHIA:
P. BLAKISTON, SON & CO.,

1012 WALNUT STREET.

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