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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.
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