The Pharmaceutical Era, Vol. 23

The Pharmaceutical Era, Vol. 23 : Weekly; January-June, 1900 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Pharmaceutical Era, Vol. 23: Weekly; January-June, 1900 The days of the pharmacist whose range covered the entire science and art of pharmacy are nearly over. The pharmacist, in keeping himself posted on the rapidly ln creasing number of medicaments, will find little time for manufacturing pharmaceutical products made by tedious processes. These will be relegated to the manufacturing pharmacist. Let the pharmacist take one last lingering look at those good old days that he reads about, and that he may perhaps wish back again, when he had a labora tory wherein be compounded the whole catalogue of pharmaceutical products, turn his face into the future, and say with Holmes: Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul! As the swift seasons roll! Leave thy low-vaulted past! Let each new temple, nobler than the last, Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast. Till thou at length art free, Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea! While looking into the future, it may be well, how ever, not to overlook the present. Political, social and commercial metamorphoses are not brought about in a day, or even a lifetime. The most urgent and most meces sary concern that man has, who is affected by them, is daily bread and butter. No man would -be satisfied with a meal that is guaranteed him fifty years hence. The physician - pharmacist by no means has reached his zenith, nor will he ever be the exclusive apostle of medicine and pharmacy. The present standpoint of the pharmacist is the one that prompts the penning of this article, and it is from this standpoint that we shall consider his right course of conduct. Experience and observation are, per haps, our best teachers, and it is from them that I cull a few tenets. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 774 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 39mm | 1,016g
  • English
  • 676 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243155441
  • 9780243155446