Offered is a massive, circa 1908, Dispensatory drug reference book packed with a wealth of information used by pharmacists and physicians of the early 20th century.
The leather-bound volume features over 2000 pages in total and includes a Preface, Glossary, Index of Diseases, an in depth discussion of the 1906 FOOD and DRUG ACT, the Food and Drug Index and more. 1,947 pages are devoted to informing the practitioner of diseases and the drugs used to treat them, as well as drug origins, uses, chemistry, effects, dosing, etc. This text serves as a fabulous resource to both the collector and researcher.
This volume measures 10.5"L x 8"W x 4.5"H and is missing the first few pages that would normally include the copyright. There are a number of loose, crinkled and moderately damaged pages in the back. The condition is generally fair to good with a few front pages that are separated, crimped, folded or torn. Various pages have small partial folds, and the spine is separated from the binding. The leather binding is modestly worn primarily on the edges. Other than the various missing pages, the book is complete and shows honorable wear commensurate with its modest use and age.
A wonderful historical resource for a pharmacy library collection!