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Take Thou

Take Thou This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract I HAVE just been looking over the 1965 edition of the British Pharmacopeia, and I must confess that I am a shaken man. No one need now tell me that the contemporary world is breeding changes, not to say revolutions, so rapidly and of such dimensions that it is quite impossible to keep up with them or to adjust to them. The young may succeed; they are themselves part of the change, and see the world with fresh eyes, unconditioned minds, and surpassing zest. But for oldsters it is all too much; they are battle worn, have memories and habits, and too haunting a sense of the past. The British Pharmacopeia, for men of my day and breed, is something like the Old Testament. It is the good old massive repository and monolithic master index of drugs and medicines, the work of the herbalists, the medical prophets, the dry-as-dust old http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1967.00290190165019
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract I HAVE just been looking over the 1965 edition of the British Pharmacopeia, and I must confess that I am a shaken man. No one need now tell me that the contemporary world is breeding changes, not to say revolutions, so rapidly and of such dimensions that it is quite impossible to keep up with them or to adjust to them. The young may succeed; they are themselves part of the change, and see the world with fresh eyes, unconditioned minds, and surpassing zest. But for oldsters it is all too much; they are battle worn, have memories and habits, and too haunting a sense of the past. The British Pharmacopeia, for men of my day and breed, is something like the Old Testament. It is the good old massive repository and monolithic master index of drugs and medicines, the work of the herbalists, the medical prophets, the dry-as-dust old

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1967

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