Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 13
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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
THAT I have not attempted to write a work on
Therapeutics goes without saying. One of my objects
in preparing these " Notes " is to keep brief records of
the therapeutic applications of the newer remedies,
especially of those whose usefulness has been more or
less ascertained by clinical investigation.
The progress of pharmacology is so great that it is
almost impossible for the standard works upon thera-
peutics to open their pages for the consideration of so
many discoveries as are being constantly made in the
use of new remedial agents. Modern pathology, which
necessarily includes the wide province of bacteriology,
has so revolutionized the world of scientific medicine,
especially as regards the cause of disease, as to threaten
a complete overthrow of every old system of thera-
A new era has certainly been opened for the study of
the cause of disease, and paripassu with the advance of
pathology there is a similar progress in the study and
application of new medicinal substances and measures,
in all of which is seen the checkless spirit of investiga-
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Cerna, David. Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition, book, 1894; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143542/m1/14/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.