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American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record Volume 36 (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,257
Discovery Miles 12 570
American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record Volume 36 (Paperback): Books Group

American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record Volume 36 (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...then could still be accepted as appropriate and valuable. The practice of medicine and pharmacy and the status of the science of chemistry could not then be taken by way of comparison, as indices of general intellectual advancement. Letters and lan guage were in advance of general science. The best thoughts of the author of our "Declaration of Independence" are still recalled with admiration. Apozems and Epithems Now Out of Date. The apothecary as the physician's assistant no longer prepares poultices, alum whey, starch water, barley water, enemas, apozems, fomentations, epithems, gargles, juleps and draughts. He has found his work gradually modified and improved, keeping pace with the progress of medicine. Not infrequently these improvements have come as the result of his study, research or invention. There are in biography the names of many noted chemists who were but humble apothecaries to their neighbors. They worked with very crude apparatus, but they obtained results which marked epochs in the history of their science. It is the poor workman who ascribes his failure to the character of his tools; nevertheless, the skilful chemist is thankful for the improvements in apparatus which science and inventive genius have produced. In Its Day Each Age Is "Modern." Probably those who come after us will be amused at our assumption of superior knowledge. We smile in reading Dr. Andrew Duncan's preface to the "Edinburgh New Dispensatory," published in 1803, in which he points out that the "elements of pharmaceutical chemistry are illustrated and explained in the language and according to the principles of modern chemistry." Lewis in his "New Dispensatory" (London, 1799) defines fermentation as "a spontaneous ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 588
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-32547-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-32547-X
Barcode: 9781231325476

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