Reprint of the original, first published in 1865. Containing 3000 prescriptions, collected from the practice of the most eminent physicians and surgeons, English, French, and American. Comprising also, a compendious history of the materia medica, lists of the doses of all officinal or established preparations, and an index of diseases and remedies.
Excerpt from The Book of Prescriptions: Containing 2900 Prescriptions, Collected From the Practice of the Most Eminent Physicians and Surgeons, English and Foreign; Comprising Also, a Compendious History of the Materia Medica of All Countries, Alphabetically Arranged; And Lists of the Doses Of The Editor trusts that this work will supply a want which has long been felt. Carefully selecting from the mass of materials at his disposal, it has been his aim to compile a volume, sufficiently comprehensive, and yet sufficiently portable, in which both physician and druggist, prescriber and compounder, may find, under the head of each remedy, the manner in which that remedy may be most effectively administered, or combined with other medicines, in the treatment of various diseases. The alphabetical arrangement will render this easy. It is also hoped that the short description given of each medicine, and the list of the doses in which its several preparations may be prescribed, will be found useful. In selecting the prescriptions and determining the doses, reliance has been placed upon those medical authors who are generally considered as of most authority in each instance. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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