Please pass the strychnine: the art of Victorian pharmacy

McGarry, Ronald C.; McGarry, Pamela
December 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/14/99, Vol. 161 Issue 12, p1556
Academic Journal
Examines the prescribing practices of physicians in the 1800s. How physicians had an extensive knowledge of medicine; Includes a collection of prescriptions written by Dr. James McGarry; Biographical information of McGarry; How understanding prescriptions required a knowledge of rudimentary Latin; The apothecary system.


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