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From the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. - This book is a model of its kind. It gives a concise and thorough review of the subject of materia medica, just such an one as should be of most use to the physician in practical work. The therapeutics is thoroughly modern, and quite as practical as the conditions of a work upon therapeutics pure and simple allow.
From the New York Medical Record. - This well-known and really excellent work has been made more useful by the thorough revision of the latest English edition which the American editor has given us.
From the New York Medical Journal. - The well-deserved success this book has had is not likely to suffer diminution from any fault of the fourth American edition. Such revision as pharmacological progress has demanded has been conscientiously done, and the work is an admirable and useful presentation of a none too easy subject. For these reasons the popularity of the book with teachers is not to be wondered at.
From the Medical News. - As a note-book to refresh the memory of the student, and as a quick reference-book for the experienced physician, who merely wishes a concise statement of some certain point, the book is admirable. Evidently no pains have been spared to make it accurate, and its arrangement is scientific. It is the best of its class in the market, and it has been made so in no slight degree by the additions and emendations of the American editor.
From the Vermont Medical Monthly. - As a condensed, yet complete work, containing in small compass the essential details of the whole subject, his book stands without an equal.
From the Southern Practitioner. - A most excellent, comprehensive, complete, yet condensed work, containing in small compass the common and accepted facts essential to the student and medical practitioner. The brevity of expression throughout the work is remarkable, yet it is so practical and clear that the dull and monotonous subject of Materia Medica is really made attractive. The work of the American editor has been well and satisfactorily executed, and the more recent remedial agents of even this go-ahead country have not been overlooked.
From the Texas Courier-Record of Medicine. - By the labor and skill of the editor, the work has been thoroughly adapted for the use of American physicians. The editor's additions and corrections are copious and noteworthy, and change the character of the work more or less completely, so far as American readers are concerned. These additions are distinguished from the text by the use of brackets. The book has thus been transformed into a work of the highest practical value, almost every drug in use, even down to the most recent, having received due attention. The best results of all the more recent developments in Therapeutics have been incorporated, and Dr. Wilcox's labors have been performed with excellent judgment and skill.
From the Cleveland Medical Gazette. - The care with which Dr. Wilcox has performed his work is conspicuous on every page, and it is evident that no recent drug possessing any merit has escaped his eye. We believe, on the whole, this is the best book on Materia Medica and Therapeutics to place in the hands of students, and the practitioner will find it a most satisfactory work for daily use.
From the Medical Age. - It is among the very best of reference textbooks, equally available for the student or the experienced physician, and its conciseness is certainly very far from being the least of its merits. Another notable feature is that the volume abounds in italicized notes calling attention to errors or misunderstandings which experience has shown to be likely to arise in a work of this kind; these notes constitute very important danger signals.
From the Denver Medical Times. - This is an excellent manual for students particularly, being arranged systematically and showing, as well as the present state of the science allows, the reasons for the administration of each certain drug. The subject is presented in a terse, rational and perspicuous manner.
From the Pharmaceutical Era. - We have taken considerable pains to compare this book with the Pharmacopoeia, for we firmly believe that any work to be used or studied as a text-book by the pharmacist or pharmacy student should conform in its statements to those given by the official standard in definition, description, solubilities, etc. And in this particular the editor is to be congratulated, for he has painstakingly and satisfactorily done his work. For study in the class-room or reference in the store, the book will certainly be appreciated. We know of none better.
From the Virginia Medical Semi-Monthly. - There is a conciseness and clearness about the descriptions of drugs and their therapeutic effects and uses that makes the book easy reading, and thus permits the teachings to be easily remembered. It is in every respect a first-rate text-book.
From the Medical and Surgical Reporter. - It is a well-arranged and accurate text-book, especially in Therapeutics.
From the American Practitioner and News. - It is a live book, condensed it is true, but one in which every line tells. As a reference-book to refresh the memory on all important points it has no superior. It is representative of the highest authority and the most scrupulous care.
From the Buffalo Medical and Surgical Journal. - The fourth edition of this valuable work shows that its worth and excellence has been appreciated by the profession, and in this new edition the confidence put in the former editions may be safely continued. The manner in which the action of various drugs upon the various systems is discussed in the book is an admirable one, thus enabling the busy practitioner to seek the desired information in a few moments.
From the Chicago Medical Recorder. - In point of excellent arrangement, accuracy, conciseness, practical usefulness and completeness, this handbook is without a peer. The author and editor both deserve congratulations.
From the Alumni Journal, New York. - Preparations into which articles or their preparations enter, though not mentioned in the list of preparations named in the Pharmacopoeia, are carefully introduced. Secondly, the entire work abounds in italicized notes, calling attention to errors or misunderstandings which experience has shown to be likely to arise in the work of either the pharmacist or the physician, and constitute a very important collection of danger signals. It will thus be seen that the second edition is made even more characteristically a multum in parvo than its predecessor, and that properly used it must prove an invaluable aid to students of pharmacy.
From the Brooklyn Medical Journal. - The editor's practical experience makes his reviewing of the unofficial preparations of especial value. Taken as a whole, the volume seems to us to be most admirably adapted to be both a text-book for students and a reference-book for physicians, a combination which is not found in all the works treating of these subjects.
From the Physician and Surgeon. - Brevity and lucidity of expression characterize the descriptive writing, and careful and scientific arrangement enable the reader to avail himself expeditiously of the resources placed at his command.
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