Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 15
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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
to how such remedies act physiologically-a subject
in itself quite extensive. As it has been said some-
where (and the remarks are applicable to the pres-
ent case), " Chemists are so multiplying compounds that
if each compound is to be thoroughly studied by the
physiologist the result would hardly be contained in
the world's literature, and it is worth while . . . to
carry these investigations far enough to determine the
practical importance of new agents." For a similar
reason I have advisedly omitted all bibliographical
Without following any classification, which is almost
impossible to adopt in the present unsettled state of
pharmacology, I have thought it best to arrange the
matter in alphabetical order for the sake of con-
Special attention is given to the therapeutic -applica-
tions of the newer remedies and the modes of their
administration. Whenever it is possible, points are
given in regard to the origin, physical properties, and
solubility of the medicaments considered. Regarding
weights and measures, both systems, the apothecaries'
and the metric, are employed. It will be observed, as I
have stated already, that brevity is a feature of these
"Notes." I have tried to be brief, bearing in mind that
in cases like the present real information, not verbiage,
is most urgently demanded.
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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/m1/16/: accessed May 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.