The periodical appearance of this useful book is always of great interest to practicing physicians, pharmacists, and members of the allied professions. First edited in 1885 by Joseph Price Remington primarily as a handbook for students of pharmacy, it has kept pace in its successive editions with the kindred sciences of medicine, chemistry, and pharmacy. The present edition is almost of encyclopedic proportions.
The text has been divided by the editors into fifteen distinct parts, including a history of pharmacy and a chapter on research in pharmacy. As in previous volumes, one part of the text is devoted to the various official and important unofficial preparations in commonest use. Various classes of drugs are reviewed in separate chapters; thus included are chapters on vitamins, hormones, amino acids, enzymes, sulfonamides, and antibiotics, as well as certain portions of the texts of "United States Pharmacopeia" (fourteenth edition), "National Formulary" (ninth edition), and