Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine: The Elements of Materia Medica and Therapeutics 2 Volume SetJonathan Pereira (author)
Mixed media product 2660 Pages / Published: 23/01/2014
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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.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 2660
Weight: 3830 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 147 mm
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