A Compend of Materia Medica, Therapeutics, and Prescription Writing
by Sam'l O. L. Potter, M.D., M.R.C.P.L., 1902.
? Quiz-Compends ? No. 6.
With Especial Reference to the Physiological Actions of Drugs.
Based on the Seventh Revision of
The U. S. Pharmacopoeia. 1890,
Including Also Many Unofficial Remedies.
by Sam'l O. L. Potter, M.D., M.R.C.P.L.,
Professor of the Principles and Practice of Medicine and Clinical Medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of San Francisco; Medical Superintendent of St. Mark's Hospital; Author of "Handbook of Materia Medica, Pharmacy, and Therapeutics," "Quiz-Compend of Anatomy," and "An Index of Comparative Therapeutics;" Formerly A. A. Surgeon U. S. Army, and Brigade-Surgeon N. G. of California.
Sixth Edition, Rewritten and Enlarged.
Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., No. 1012 Walnut Street.
Copyright 1894 by P. Blakiston's Son & Co.
Scanned version copyright © 2000-2014 Henriette Kress.
This book was written about 100 years ago. Physiology / medicine / chemistry has gone forward a bit, so do take the suggestions with a grain of salt.
Note that this is not the same as Potter's "Handbook of Materia Medica, Pharmacy, and Therapeutics". That is about 730 pages, this only about 240.
Why did I scan this book? I like the intro and the end bits. The rest? A bit too much chemicals and highly poisonous plants, and too much puke, purge, and vesicate. So yes, you need to know your plants before you use this info. And your chemicals, if you're bent that way.
- How to read the numbers:
- Oj. = 1 pint
℥viij. = 8 troy ounces
ℨss. = 1/2 drachm
- ♏i = 1 minim
gtts. ij. = 2 drops
grs. x. = 10 grains
Weight and volume tables from the U.S. Dispensatory, 1876: dispensatory.html, with the difference between Troy and Avoirdupois ounces, drachms etc., and some Imperial measurements. And metrics.
A Compend of Materia Medica, Therapeutics, and Prescription Writing, 1902, by Sam'l O. L. Potter, M.D., M.R.C.P.L.