Practical Druggist and Spatula, Consolidated Volume 31

Practical Druggist and Spatula, Consolidated Volume 31

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...two places at the same time, and it is therefore impossible for the editor to be present at all these meetings. VVhencver it was impossible for a member of the editorial staff of THE PRACTICAL DRUGGIST to be personally present at these meetings. we have tried to secure as good a report as we possibly could. ACCURATE DOSES. 'hen a physician orders one grain of strychnine sulphate in a four-ounce solution with directions to take one tcaspoonful at a dose, then the patient will get exactly l/32 of a grain at the time. 'hen he orders 1 dram of quinine sulphate to be made with the proper excipient into 30 pills, then the patient receives exactly two grains in one pill. VVhen he orders one dram of acctphenetidin to be divided into 12 powders or cachets, then the patient gets exactly a five-grain dose. "hen he orders a mixture of powders containing four grains of codeine to be divided into 16 capsules, then cach capsule contains exactly 14 of a grain of codeine. This is practicing pharmacy and as a rule the pharmacist can be relied upon for conscientious and accurate sub-division of doses. We are greatly surprised to lcarn, however, from the notices of judgment published by the secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, of an entirely different state of affairs in the manufacture of tablets. Tablets which are supposed to contain three grains each of phenacetin contain in the average only 2.31 grains each, and those which were represented to contain five grains each only 4.36 each tablet contained--, whereas in truth and in fact the tablet 'contained a much less amount, to wit, per tablet. This expose has not come at all unexpectedly. Tablets are sold to-day by some houses at such an extremely low figure more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236916891