Biographies of Successful Philadelphia Merchants Volume 3

Biographies of Successful Philadelphia Merchants Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...Carpenter a pastime. In his attention to that science he did not neglect the more important studies connected with his business. It was his duty to understand the qualities and uses of the drugs which he handled daily, and he applied himself so faithfully to the study of pharmacy, that from a student he soon attained to proficiency, which entitled him to the position of a professor. He contributed a number of papers upon various medical subjects to the "American Journal of Medical Sciences," then edited by Dr. Nathaniel Chapman. His first book, "Carpenter's Essays on Materia Medica," soon passed to a second edition, and it has since become a text book. With these advantages to assist the young shopman, he entered into business for himself with a fair prospect of success. It was in the year 1828 that he opened at 'No. 301 Market street, next door to the corner of Eighth street, north side, the small drug store in which, with a limited capital, the results of his savings, he launched out upon the sea of business. But, in doing so, he found numerous eager friends. His policy in the management of his concern was the most judicious that could have been adopted to secure success. He resolved to keep the best quality of drugs, and to sell none of an inferior nature. He gave to his business his close personal attention. Knowing that in a country as large as ours, embracing vast districts thinly settled, and affording but small inducements to the physician, there were certain diseases of periodical appearance, which required only the prompt application of simple medicines, he applied himself to the preparation of a set of family medicines for home use, which might be employed in case of emergency, without the necessity of more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512928
  • 9781236512925