Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 14
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14 PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
tion. It seems, indeed-nay, it is a fact-that no
barrier can obstruct the tireless march of science.
The almost daily appearance of new works on phar-
macology and therapeutics shows what the spirit of the
age demands, and certainly the market cannot be too
full of such books, if the immense amount of work that
is being constantly done in the laboratory of scientific
medicine and in the clinical ward be taken into con-
sideration. The advance of pharmacology is such that
the revised editions of works previously published, and
even the new books upon the subject, become old as
soon as they leave the printer's office.
Neither the student nor the general and busy prac-
titioner, without neglecting other important matters,
can possibly keep abreast of the times in regard to the
science and art of modern therapeutics. Each would
therefore, it seems to me, welcome a ready-reference
vade-mecum. Let such consideration be my only
excuse for the publication of this little memorandum.
And let it likewise be understood that my chief aim in
the preparation of this brochure has been to furnish the
practitioner and the student, and in as brief a manner
as possible, the most salic nt points concerning the
employment of the newer drugs in the treatment of
disease. Some of these medicaments, not yet fully
studied therapeutically, receive merely a passing men-
tion. I have, for this reason, omitted all discussion as
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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/m1/15/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.