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illustrated.1786 Excerpt: ... About the 1st of May, Dr Duncan will
begin at Edinburgh, his lectures on the Matewa Medica. This course,
which is given only during the summer-session, will continue for
three months, and will be illustrated, not only by specimens of the
different articles, and of the different formulae of the London and
Edinburgh Pharmacop ias, but also by a variety of pharmaceutical
experiments. Before the commencement of this course, Dr Duncan
proposes to publish an improved edition of his catalogue of the
Materia Medica, intended as a synopsis for his lectures on that
subject. In the former editions of this list, the articles were
arranged alphabetically. But besides the officinal, the Linnaean,
and the English name of each article, it contained also an account
of the natural order to which it belonged, of the source from
whence it could be most advantageously obtained, particularly,
whether it should be gathered in the fields, raised in gardens, or
imported from abroad, of the different fixed formulae of the
Edinburgh Pharmacop ia into which it enters, and of the different
extemporaneous formulae B b 4 under t under which it might be most
conveniently used. To this list, which will be reprinted with a sew
alterations, he now means to add two other arrangements of the
Materia Medica, one according to the natural orders to which the
different articles belong, the other according to their obvious
operation on the human body, or generally received medical virtues.
But though these lists will, in many cases, give a distinct view of
the affinities of different substances, with respect to medical
powers, yet, in his lectures, he proposes, as formerly, to treat of
each article in alphabetical order, giving a full account of the
natural and medical history
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