Kremers and Urdang's History of Pharmacy

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Amer. Inst. History of Pharmacy, 1986 - Medical - 571 pages
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Although this book is considered to be THE book with regards to the history of pharmacy, it is very poorly written. It's not that the subject isn't interesting; it is. The problem lies with the author's sentence structure which detracts greatly from the content. Run-on sentences, confusing punctuation, and wordiness keeps the reader from being able to extract information from the book without reading, rereading, and rereading passages. The glossary is severely lacking in terms mentioned that may be unfamiliar to the reader, and of little use in defining concepts that were not explained well in the chapters. Added to this is an index also severely lacking in terms the reader may wish to find.
Overall, this book isn't worth the paper it is printed on.
 

Contents

Ancient Prelude
3
The Arabs and the European Middle Ages
23
Part
37
The Development in Italy
56
The Development in France
67
xiv
77
The Development in Germany
85
The Development in Britain
99
The Rise of Legislative Standards
213
The Development of Education
226
The Establishment of a Literature
255
Economic and Structural Development
290
The American Pharmacist in Public Service
339
Contributions by Pharmacists to Science and Industry
353
Representative Drugs of the American Indians
377
Schools of Pharmacy in the United States
383

Part Three
143
The Revolutionary War
163
Young Republic and Pioneer Expansion
172
Section Two The Period of Organized Development
187
Pharmaceutical Literature
418
Glossary
440
Index
557
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