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The Elements of Materia Medica and Therapeutics

The Elements of Materia Medica and Therapeutics
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  • Date Published: January 2014
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108068468

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  • After training as an apothecary and surgeon, Jonathan Pereira (1804–53) taught materia medica for many years. His lectures at the medical school in London's Aldersgate Street were highly successful and formed the basis for the first edition of his major encyclopaedic work on medicinal substances. A pioneering text in the field of pharmacology, Pereira's work provided pharmacists and medical professionals with a more rigorous scientific understanding of the drugs and remedies they prescribed. After Pereira's death, medical jurist Alfred Swaine Taylor (1806–80) and physician George Owen Rees (1813–89) prepared this revised and expanded fourth edition, interspersed with instructive woodcuts. Volume 1 (1854) includes discussion of 'physical remedies' such as heat, cold and electricity, and 'hygienic remedies' of diet, exercise and climate, before focusing on general pharmacology and inorganic compounds. Volume 2 is divided into two parts, published in 1855 and 1857, covering organic compounds, both vegetable and animal.

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    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108068468
    • length: 2660 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 155 x 147 mm
    • weight: 3.83kg
    • contains: 480 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface to the fourth edition
    Prolegomena
    Part I. Psychical or Mental Remedies:
    1. External affections of the mind
    2. Internal affections of the mind
    Part II. Physical but Imponderable Remedies:
    1. Light
    2. Heat
    3. Cold
    4. Electricity
    5. Magnetism
    Part III. Hygienic Remedies:
    1. Food
    2. Exercise
    3. Climate
    Part IV. Mechanical and Surgical Remedies
    Part V. Pharmacological Remedies:
    1. General pharmacology
    2. Special pharmacology. Volume 2, Part 1: Preface to the fourth edition
    Part I. Thallogens:
    1. Algae
    2. Lichenes
    3. Fungi
    Part II. Scrogens:
    4. Filices
    5. Lycopodiaceae
    Part III. Endogenae:
    6. Gramineae
    7. Cyperaceae
    8. Aroideae
    9. Palmae
    10. Melanthaceae
    11. Liliaceae
    12. Iridaceae
    13. Taccaceae
    14. Amaryllidaceae
    15. Musaceae
    16. Marantaceae
    17. Zingiberaceae
    18. Orchideae
    19. Dioscoreaceae
    20. Smilaceae
    Part IV. Exogenae:
    21. Cycadaceae
    22. Pinaceae
    23. Taxaceae
    24. Liquidambaraceae
    25. Salicaceae
    26. Cupuliferae
    27. Ulmaceae
    28. Urticaceae
    29. Cannabinaceae
    30. Moraceae
    31. Artocarpaceae
    32. Piperaceae
    33. Euphorbiaceae
    34. Aristolochiaceae
    35. Lauraceae
    36. Myristicaceae
    37. Thymelaceae
    38. Polygonaceae
    39. Salsolaceae
    40. Labiatae
    41. Scrophulariaceae
    42. Solanaceae
    43. Boraginaceae
    44. Convolvulaceae
    45. Gentianaceae
    46. Loganiaceae
    47. Asclepiadaceae
    48. Oleaceae
    49. Styracaceae
    50. Sapotaceae
    Index. Volume 2, Part 2: Preface to the fourth edition
    Part IV (cont.):
    51. Pyrolaceae
    52. Ericaceae
    53. Lobeliaceae
    54. Compositae
    55. Valerianaceae
    56. Rubiaceae
    57. Caprifoliaceae
    58. Araliaceae
    59. Umbelliferae
    60. Cucurbitaceae
    61. Myrtaceae
    62. Lythraceae
    63. Granateae
    64. Rosaceae
    65. Leguminosae
    65(a). Terebinthaceae
    66. Rhamnaceae
    67. Simarubaceae
    68. Rutaceae
    69. Zygophyllaceae
    70. Oxalidaceae
    71. Vitaceae
    72. Guttiferae
    73. Aurantiaceae
    74. Ternstromiaceae
    75. Dipteraceae
    76. Byttneriaceae
    77. Malvaceae
    78. Linaceae
    79. Caryophyllaceae
    80. Polygaleae
    81. Violaceae
    82. Cistaceae
    83. Crucifereae
    84. Papaveraceae
    85. Menispermaceae
    86. Magnoliaceae
    87. Ranunculaceae
    88. Myricaceae
    89. Podophylleae
    90. Juglandeae
    91. Geraniaceae
    92. Cornaceae
    Mixed Products
    Part V. Animal Sub-Kingdom:
    1. Poriphera
    2. Polypiphera
    3. Conchifera
    4. Cephalopoda
    5. Annulosa
    6. Insecta
    7. Crustacea
    8. Pisces
    9. Aves
    10. Mammalia
    Historical table
    Index.

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    Jonathan Pereira

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