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Reference books on materia medica pharmacology and therapeutics.

-Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances | by Charles D. F. Phillips
This volume is published in succession to one upon the Vegetable Kingdom, and is arranged upon a similar plan. Several of our best modern treatises upon the same subjects completely separate pharmacology from therapeutics, but it has seemed to me better to recommend their simultaneous study, and I have devoted more space than is now usual to pharmaceutical chemistry; this will be to the advantage, I am sure, of the student, and I trust, of the practitioner. That ample space should be given to discussing the physiological action of medicines is a necessary condition of any modern work, and if the conclusions reached, and the bearings of facts gathered under this head, are still rather vague and undefined, they at least engage and deserve earnest attention, and point to the direction in which further advance may be made.
-A Handbook of Useful Drugs | by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards
It is generally recognized that a considerable proportion of the articles in the Pharmacopeia of the United States and in the National Formulary are worthless or superfluous. Repeated efforts have been made to eliminate at least the more objectionable of these articles. These efforts, however, have failed because they have uniformly encountered the objection that the articles or preparations are used by some physicians and therefore should be recognized and authoritatively defined. The Council on Medical Education and the Confederation of State Examining and Licensing Boards have been trying to restrict instruction and examination in materia medica to the more important drugs. These efforts have suggested the desirability of selecting a fundamental list of drugs with which all medical students and practitioners might be expected to be familiar and to which, therefore, state examining and licensing boards might largely or entirely confine their examinations in materia medica.
-A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics | by Thos. S. Blair
Based upon established physiological actions and the indications in small doses to which is added some pharmaceutical data and the most important therapeutic developments of sectarian medicine as explained along rational lines
-Materia Medica, Pharmacy, Pharmacology And Therapeutics | by W. Hale White
This book 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
-A Treatise On Therapeutics, And Pharmacology Or Materia Medica Vol1 | by George B. Wood
The work now offered to the medical public, while it aims to present whatever in Therapeutics and Pharmacology is directly and practically important to the physician, is intended also to be an exponent specially of what the author himself knows and believes on the subjects of which it treats. Its value, therefore, must depend greatly on the opportunities which he has possessed of acquiring knowledge, and forming just views upon these subjects; and upon this point, consequently, they for whom the work is intended have a right to be informed
-A Treatise On Therapeutics, And Pharmacology Or Materia Medica Vol2 | by George B. Wood
Part II. Special Therapeutics And Pharmacology. Continued from Volume 1.
-British Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia | by The British Homoeopathic Society
In addition to a good practical knowledge of botany, natural history, chemistry, and pharmacy, the homoeopathic chemist must bring to his work thorough honesty of purpose and painstaking accuracy of detail. Without these, he can never succeed in preparing the medicines in a manner to satisfy the homoeopathic practitioner, but with these qualifications he will find in the following pages all that he requires.
-The Materia Medica Of The Hindus | by Udoy Chand Dutt
This work is not a literal translation of any particular treatise, but a compilation from standard Sanskrit medical works, arranged somewhat upon the plan of Waring's Manual of Therapeutics, and intended to give a concise exposition of the Materia Medica of the Hindus. Dr. Wise, in his Commentary on the Hindu system of Medicine, has given a pretty full and accurate account of the Anatomy, Surgery and Pathology of the Hindus. With regard to his work I may here repeat what I have stated in the preface to my translation of the Nidana, "That the natives of India cannot be too grateful to him for the trouble he has taken in bringing to light the contents of their ancient medical works, and establishing their right position in the history of Medicine." The scope and plan of his book did not, however, admit of his treating of Sanskrit Materia Medica in the manner of modern works on the subject. I have, therefore, undertaken to publish this work under the impression that it will prove an acceptable contribution to the history of drugs, and will form a basis for further researches on indigenous medicines.
-Materia Medica: Pharmacology: Therapeutics: Prescription Writing For Students and Practitioners | by Walter A. Bastedo
This book is an adaptation, for the most part, of lectures delivered at Columbia University. In its preparation I have kept in mind that the physician's reason for the study of remedies is the "treatment of the sick"; and I have laid most stress upon those things that bear on practice, even to the exclusion of some matters of great interest in pharmacology.
-A Practical Treatise On Materia Medica And Therapeutics | by Roberts Bartholow
A volume on Materia Medica and Therapeutics should, in these days, present some new features of importance if it would worthily occupy a place alongside of the excellent works now accessible to American readers. An examination of this treatise will disclose the fact that it differs from other works in its scheme of classification, in the subjects discussed, and in the very practical character of the information.
-A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology | by David M. R. Culbreth
Comprising all organic and inorganic drugs which are or have been official in the United States Pharmacopoeia, together with important allied species and useful synthetics, especially designed for students of pharmacy and medicine, as well as for druggists, pharmacists, and physicians.
-Homoeopathic Domestic Practice | by Egbert Guernsey
This is the most complete work on Domestic Practice ever published. In addition to the portion the Treatment of Diseases; it contains chapters on Anatomy and Physiology, illustrated with elegant plates; also, a chapter on Hygiene, an abridged Materia Medica, and a Dissertation on the True Theory of Cure.
-A Text-Book Of Materia Medica And Pharmacy For Medical Students
The classification of drugs according to their botanical, mineral or animal origin is no longer of importance, nor does a pharmacological classification furnish an arrangement useful for reference purposes. A use of one of these types of classification greatly mars some otherwise useful books. These considerations forced the authors to compile this text-book and they hope that they have succeeded in placing before the student a book which will aid him in writing prescriptions.
-Introduction To Materia Medica And Pharmacology | by Oliver T.Osborne
Including the elements of medical pharmacy, prescription writing, medical latin, toxicology, and methods of local treatment.
-Dental Medicine. A Manual Of Dental Materia Medica And Therapeutics | by Ferdinand J. S. Gorgas
This work has been prepared by the author in deference to many requests from former pupils, and has been compiled from lectures delivered by him in dental institutions during the past twenty-five years, and notes obtained from the standard works on Materia Medica and Therapeutics, and also from personal experience as a dental practitioner and teacher
-Text-Book Of Materia Medica For Nurses | by Lavinia L. Dock
The study of materia medica is made, to some extent, a part of the course in all our training schools for nurses; but, so far, no text-book has been prepared along the special lines followed in class recitations. Those special lines are well defined, and are limited. They begin and end with medicines, and do not run into therapeutics. The application of medicine to disease is no part of a nurse's study, and there are therefore some inconveniences met with in using - as text-books - works on materia medica which are written solely for the use of the medical profession...
-The Thomsonian System Of Medicine | by R Swinburne Clymer
In compiling this work, I do not wish the reader to think that it is wholly the product of my brain, but rather wish it to be understood that I am acting in the capacity of compiler. I have taken many thoughts from such men as Dr. Thomson, the founder of the system, and from Drs. Comfort, Greer, Lyle and others, and have clothed them in a new dress so as to make one complete and harmonious whole, always standing by such things as I know to be absolute facts, and never allowing anything of a theoretical nature to enter. I have proven all things by my own extensive practice and know that what I give to the reader are facts.
-Botanic Drugs Their Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics | by Thomas S. Blair
Chinese physicians credit so many remedial agents that a work of forty volumes is devoted to their description and an outline of their uses. Dr. George Cheever Shattuck, in his work "A Synopsis of Medical Treatment," gives what might be called the Pharmacopeia of the Massachusetts General Hospital; and it comprises twenty-five pages, including therein mention of but twenty-four agents derived from botanic sources. There are nineteen countries with well-based pharmacopeias, and they recognize five hundred and fifty botanic drugs. There are seventy-eight botanic drugs recognized in sixteen of these national standards, which covers the important list in world-wide commerce. Two hundred and thirty botanic drugs are recognized in but one or two pharmacopeias, twenty-nine of these being found only in the United States Pharmacopeia. Among these latter are: Bloodroot, cottonseed oil, oil of pimento, oil of chenopodium, sabal, stillingia, yerba santa, crampbark, leptandra, calendula, berberis, pereira, sassafras, and sumach. We attach importance to most of these; but so does Mexico to her native drugs, Japan to many that are esteemed there, and India to certain tropical species.
-A Treatise On The Materia Medica And Therapeutics Of The Skin | by Henry G. Piffard
The following pages have been the outgrowth of the author's own requirements, as he early became satisfied that a knowledge of the experience of the past should be the foundation on which to begin the study of the present. This conviction led to the collection of the material that forms the first part of this book. Believing that the information thus obtained would prove as useful to others as it has to himself, it is here offered in a form that will permit of ready reference. Long before the collection assumed its present bulk, the author was surprised at the number of drugs, that, on the testimony of observers, appeared to exert an influence on the skin. He did not feel warranted, however, in greatly curtailing the list, except En instances where sufficient experience appeared to throw very grave doubt on the accuracy of the recorded observations.
-Essentials Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics | by Alfred Baring Garrod
The Author of the present volume has for some years devoted time and attention to a special study of the therapeutic action of drugs, and had hoped ere this to place the results of his labour before the Profession. In the progress of his task, however, he has discovered that every new fact obtained, suggested a new subject for investigation and research, while the experience gained by clinical observation did not tend to diminish the difficulties which seemed to him to surround so exhaustless an inquiry. He was, moreover, unwilling to content himself with a compilation of the data collected by others, or with that apparent simplification of the subject so common in works on Therapeutics, but which too often results only from a hasty credence in statements consonant with the writer's ideas, and a neglect of others not in harmony with those preconceived conclusions.
-Hartmann's Theory Acute Diseases And Their Homoeopathic Treatment
For the last ten years the homoeopathic science and art of healing has been considerably perfected in all its branches; but no work has as yet been published which furnishes a systematic exposition of the treatment which ought to be adopted in the different diseases. This omission is probably owing in part to the inherent difficulty of the undertaking, and partly to Hahnemann, having remarked that no treatment can be based upon the classification of diseases as adopted by the old school. I have never despaired of succeeding in completing a work containing a systematic exposition of the homoeopathic treatment of disease, so much more as the phenomena which constitute the diseases, as described in allopathic books, are contained among the symptoms obtained by the provers of drugs, such as: asthma Millari, cholera morbus, fever and ague, and its varieties. It is the very plan which has been adopted by the author of homoeopathy, of arranging the symptoms of a drug in one list, and of distributing them in groups, that has suggested to me the idea and arrangement of the present work. I trust I have rendered a service to beginners, by describing the general diagnostic characteristics of a disease at the commencemerit of the chapter; the more particular indications for the special remedies have not been omitted.
-An Experimental History Of The Materia Medica | by William Lewis
Or of the natural and artificial substances made use of in medicine: containing a compendious view of their natural history, an account of their pharmaceutic properties, and an estimate of their medicinal powers, so far as they can be ascertained by experience, or by rational induction from their sensible qualities.
-Materia Medica And Therapeutics: An Introduction to the National Treatment of Disease
This book is chiefly therapeutical in its scope, and is intended to be a rational guide to the student and practitioner of medicine in the treatment of disease. At the same time the Materia Medica has not been sacrificed. On the contrary, it will be found to be set forth in detail by the adoption of a natural and concise arrangement, which presents the subject in such a form that it can be quickly appreciated and easily remembered. The author attaches importance to the plan which he has adopted in the description of the Special Therapeutics, and which consists in systematically tracing the physiological action and uses of the different drugs in their passage through the body, from their first contact with it locally until they are eliminated in the secretion...
-A Text-Book Of Materia Medica, Pharmacology And Therapeutics | by George F. Butler
The present work has been undertaken with the immediate object of supplying the student of medicine with a clear, concise, and practical text-book, adapted for permanent reference no less than for the requirements of the class-room. The arrangement - embodying the synthetic classification of drugs based upon therapeutic affinities - the author believes to be at once the most philosophical and rational, as well as that best calculated to engage the interest of those to whom the academic study of the subject is wont to offer no little perplexity.
-A Manual Of Practical Therapeutics | by Edward John Waring
Considered chiefly with reference to articles of the materia medica
-Practical Materia Medica And Prescription Writing | by Oscar W. Bethea
In the treatment of disease a physician is usually confronted with the following problems which must be considered in the order given: What is the true condition of the patient? What changes should be produced in that condition? What agents will best effect those changes? In what form and by what methods should those agents be employed to obtain the best possible results? How should his orders for those agents be written so as to serve the best interests of the patient and his associates? The first three of these propositions are exhaustively treated in many excellent volumes and are ably taught in the medical schools, but the last two of the propositions are often neglected...
-Recent Materia Medica: Notes On Their Origin And Therapeutics | by F. Harwood Lescher
All branches of Medical Science have taken great strides of late years. In Surgery, Spencer Wells and Lister, in Biological Medicine, Pasteur and Koch, have made clear steps in advance; and Therapeutics have become more rational, based on more accurate knowledge and a more extended field. And here an advanced state of information about new Materia Medica must be a decided help to the medical practitioner. Although there are many well-known remedies, superior in general practice to those mentioned in the following pages, yet every medical man has occasionally cases in which he would be glad to "ring the changes," and humour the system of his patient by trying a new medicine...
-A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology | by David M. R. Culbreth
When the preliminary draft of the Ninth Decennial Revision of the U. S. Pharmacopoeia appeared two years ago, indicating important and radical changes in the proposed text, the author at once began conforming this work to that standard - rewriting many subjects and bringing all within current scientific thought. That labor, conceded from the first somewhat prodigious, has drawn its "slow length along," sustained by inherent duty and sentiment, until its completion - a form considered greatly in advance of its predecessors. Advantage has also been taken of the Fourth Edition of the National Formulary to the extent of embracing most of its drugs and preparations in abstract, with doses whenever necessary - a logical inclusion believed imperative in order to afford the student a positive familiarity with both of our legal authorities.
-Laboratory Manual Of Pharmacology
The fundamental reason for laboratory work in any subject, not entirely observational, is the training it gives in systematic observation. One of the best possible methods for developing adequate apprehension of the essentials of a problem is to require the student to record his observations in an orderly, systematic manner. To serve so valuable an end, this Manual is provided with definite leaders and spaces for recording the relatively more important data. The student thus works with directed purpose to discover important pharmacologic facts for himself.
-Materia Medica And Therapeutics - Vegetable Kingdom | by Charles D. F. Phillips
The design of the following pages will be most readily comprehended by the perusal of an extract from the author's original preface: "This work makes no pretension to bring forward a large mass of original research respecting abstract questions, although I believe it will be found to contain a considerable number of practical remarks on the use of drugs which are the genuine result of my own observations. It aims, however, at bringing together in a moderate compass a more extensive series of facts respecting the action of drugs, and especially a more enlarged view of what has been done in other countries, than will be found in the ordinary text-books."
-A Text Book Of Materia Medica, Being An Account Of The More Important Crude Drugs Of Vegetable And Animal Origin | by Henry G. Greenish
The present volume, constitutes a second edition of the author's "Introduction to the Study of Materia Medica" which appeared in 1899. This change in title has been rendered desirable by the numerous additions that have been made to the work with the view of broadening its scope. To this end a chapter on the history and commerce of drugs has been added. Each section has been prefaced by a short introduction, including, in the section dealing with 'Animals and Animal Glands and Secretions,' a brief outline of modern zoological classification. For the convenience of advanced students the microscopical characters of, and assay processes for, a number of important drugs have been added. The commercial varieties have been more fully dealt with, and considerably more attention has been paid to the chemistry of a number of the more important constituents. Several drugs not previously dealt with have also been included.
-A Text-Book Of Pharmacology, Therapeutics And Materia Medica | by T. Lauder Brunton
The rapid exhaustion of the second edition of this work has prevented me from making as many improvements in the present edition as I could have desired. At the same time I have tried, as far as the short time at my disposal would allow, to amend the imperfections of former editions, as well as to bring the work up to date and render it more useful by the introduction of new matter. The treatment of one of the most important portions of Pharmacology, viz. the Connection between Chemical Constitution and Physiological Action, is still very meagre, because I find that the size of this work would be too much increased were I to treat the subject fully, and I am therefore preparing a small text-book upon it...
-The Druggist's General Receipt Book | by Henry Beasley
Comprising a copious veterinary formulary numerous recipes in patent and proprietary medicines druggists' nostrums, etc. Perfumery and cosmetics beverages, dietetic articles, and condiments trade chemicals, scientific processes and an appendix of useful tables
-Medical Consultation Book, A Pharmacological And Clinical Book Of Reference | by G. P. Hachenberg
Containing the therapeutics of a full list of the officinal and non-officinal articles of the materia medica, with a consideration of the action of medicine, including an extensive collection of favorite prescriptions from the most reliable authorities of the medical profession, and so classified as to be of ready access for authenticated treatment of each disease, in its different stages and complications etc. , etc. , etc. Designed for the consultation room.
-The Art Of Dispensing | Peter MacEwan
A treatise on the methods and processes involved in compounding medical prescriptions with dictionaries of abbreviations and terms used in British and foreign prescriptions, incompatibles and new remedies, and numerous memoranda for dispensers and prescribers.
-The London Dispensatory | by Anthony Todd Thomson
Containing I. The Elements Of Pharmacy. II. The Botanical Description, Natural History, Chymical. Analysis, And Medicinal Properties, Of The Substances Of The Materia Medica. III. The Pharmaceutical Preparations And Compositions Of The Pharmacopceias Of London, Of Edinburgh, And Of Dublin. The Whole Forming A Practical Synopsis Of Materia Medica, Pharmacy, And Therapeutics.
-Isopathic / Homeopathic Materia Medica | by Konrad Werthmann
This Isopathic/Homeopathic Materia Medica of Sanum medicinal products has been compiled from research conducted by leading homeopathic practitioners in and outside of Germany. The collected research and uses discussed in the Materia Medica have been reviewed by a distinguished panel. This valuable compilation of known medicinal uses of the Isopathic/Homeopathic remedies is made available to interested practitioners and researchers in many countries.

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