Civil War Pharmacy: A History of Drugs, Drug Supply and by Michael Flannery

By Michael Flannery

Civil battle Pharmacy: A background of gear, Drug offer and Provision, and Therapeutics for the Union and Confederacy КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Pharmaceutical items PressСерия: Pharmaceutical HeritageАвтор(ы): Michael A. FlanneryЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2004Количество страниц: 364ISBN: 0789015013Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 23,8 mbExamine a formerly unexplored element of Civil conflict army medicine!Here is the 1st entire exam of pharmaceutical perform and drug provision throughout the Civil warfare. whereas quite a few books have acknowledged the background of drugs within the Civil battle, little has been acknowledged concerning the medicinal drugs that have been used, the folk who supplied and ready them, and the way they have been provided. this can be the 1st booklet to supply unique dialogue of the function of pharmacy. one of the issues coated during this crucial quantity are the tasks of clinical purveyors, the function of the sanatorium steward, and the character and kingdom of scientific components common within the 1860s. This final topic might develop into an issue of substantial controversy and eventually rate William Hammond, the bright and leading edge general practitioner normal, his profession within the Union military. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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82 The early botanical expeditions through the Southeast undertaken by scientific adventurists such as William Bartram, Mark Catesby, Johann David Schöpf, and others established the South as an important source of indigenous medicinal plants early on. Although the South would never become a significant manufacturer of mass-produced drugs, it certainly did became a center for crude drug products. That the South became an early and important resource for medicinal plants is demonstrated in British importation data.

12 Clearly, apprentices (perhaps at the promptings of their mentors) were attending courses to fill out their more practical hands-on training with little regard for completing the degree requirements. In short, of those calling themselves variously pharmacists, pharmaceutists, druggists, or apothecaries, those with no course work were common, those with some course work rare, and those graduated from a full curriculum rarer still. It would be unfair, however, to characterize pharmacy education as lagging behind the rest of the country’s educational standards.

Then I can recall the luscious compound cathartic pill—that good old-fashioned cure-all for everything but amputated legs. My stunt was usually 2,000 every month, sometimes oftener. My! Oh, my! How I hated that job; and while I am writing I may say I am tasting the colocynth—whew! How nasty. No sugarcoating in ours, then, thank you; just plain pill, taste included. Along in 1871 or 1872 I bought a small sugar-coater, guaranteed to coat 200 pills at a time, but it was no good. Then I remember that old—not sachet—powder called “hicry picry” by our patrons [Hiera Picra (powders of aloes and canella), a popular unofficial preparation with an extremely bitter flavor].

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