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The aim has been to eliminate from this book all those topics that are of minor importance to the student and practitioner of Pharmacy. As a pharmacist and teacher, the writer feels that the botanical preparation for Pharmocognosy and Materia Medica, in those colleges where Botany is given for one year, should include mainly the structural and systematic aspects of the science. In the Medico-Chirurgical College, of Philadelphia, Botany is taught the first year, extending over a period of 155 hours. The author has introduced in this concise volume the important subject matter of his lectures given to first year students, and has omitted laboratory directions for the obvious reason that fixed subjects for laboratory study are unnecessary. It is not a book on Pharmacognosy, however, since it does not describe how one drug differs from another of the same group in all of its details.

The work is included in two parts. Part I is largely devoted to the morphology (gross and minute) and, to a less extent, the physiology of the Angiosperms. Part II deals with the taxonomy of plants, mainly but not wholly of medicinal value, together with the parts used and the names of the official and non-official drugs obtained from these.

The author does not claim sole originality for the facts presented, but has consulted many sources of information, mention of which will be found in the bibliography of the text.

Acknowledgment is here made to his esteemed friends, Dr. Francis E. Stewart of the Medico-Chirurgical College and Dr. John M. Macfarlane of the Univ. of Penna., for valuable assistance in the reading of the proofs and preparation of the index.

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