The primary training of the pharmacist is not diagnostic techniques and accordingly he is prohibited from performing certain acts which belong exclusively within the ambit of the medical practitioner. For this reason, he must often make important clinical decisions soley on the strength of the patient's histoey, and upon a superficial observation of specific signs. Accordingly, it is of the utmost importance that the pharmicist should be well informaed about the pathogenesis and symptomology of a variety of conditions with which he will often be confronted. It is also important that the pharmacist should be fully conversant with signs and symptoms which necessitate the referral of a patient to a medical practitioner. The authors of this text describe the clinically relevant information relating to more than 90 different ailments in such a way that pharmacists should be able to apply this knowledge responsibly in their own practices. In those instances where treatment by the pharmacist is indeed indicated, approapriate non-presecription medicines are recommended for each of the ailments. Medical practitioners should appreciate the conservative approach which is followed throughout, as well as the manner in which it is proposed that patients should be referred to the doctor.
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