This is a completely revised and enlarged edition. It retains the approach characteristic of the original edition, which presents facts and events as part of an integrated picture of the development of pharmacy rather than the chronologic narration of historical details. While emphasis is placed on the history of American pharmacy and the contribution of its disciples, a significant portion of the book.is devoted to the development of pharmacy on the Continent and international pharmaceutical trends.
The volume is divided into four parts. The first part is devoted to the background of pharmacy in earlier civilization and its transition from ancient times through the Middle Ages. The birth of professional pharmacy in Europe and its development in the leading countries on the Continent comprise the second major portion of the book. Part three records the history of pharmacy in the United States. It is divided into two sections: the development