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1881 edition. Excerpt: ...ago, outside of New Orleans, there was
not a microscope stand, to my knowledge, within fifty miles of me.
Recently I had occasion to wade out of the swamp, seeking terra
firtna in search of drugs for swamp fever, the nearest point being
our parish capital, four miles distant. On entering Mr. 's drug
store, the first thing which greeted ray eyes was a good modern
microscope, and accessories well adapted to the use of the
pharmacist. On my asking the meaning of it, the reply in substance
was: "I'm a subscriber to The Microscope, and intend following up
the good work it is doing for the drug dealer and his customers."
Here, my dear Editors, is one instance of the good work being done
by your "free and easy writing." For the sake of poor adulterated
drug-swallowing humanity, don't change the style of The Microscope.
There are, comparatively, very few in the southern states who are
acquainted with the use of the microscope, being far behind your
locality in this respect. Here the manipulating microscopical
schoolmaster is needed; hence I shall take the liberty of an old
man, who, although very dull, has been taught something by forty
years use of the microscope, to suggest that you devote some space
to very simple and plain directions, in detail, how to manipulate
the instrument in examination of drugs. There are many druggists
who would follow your good work if aided in how to manipulate the
instrument for that purpose. In "How to Use the Microscope," for
beginners, and "How to See with the Microscope," for the advanced,
we have two of the best works up to date; yet a little more, if
only a repetition of the little things, will do no harm. While the
handling of a student's stand with good (non-adj.) dr. and 1-5...
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