THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST / A Weekly Trade Journal / Volume XXIX July to December, 1886
London, 1886, 1st printing, . Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. A bound volume of this scarce and interesting trade journal. 4to, pp. viii, 858. Index to contents at beginning of volume.
¶ The Chemist and Druggist journal has been in continuous publication since 1859 and is the leading trade journal for the pharmacy community in Great Britain. Early issues contain a wealth of information for studying the history of medicine, pharmacy, and the pharmaceutical trade worldwide. Reproductions of some individual issues may be ordered form the Wellcome Library, but early original issues of this journal are now quite scarce, and they are the ones which are most interesting containing, as they do, news of various national associations (worldwide), "wills of deceased chemists", "personalities", business changes, deaths, legal reports, reviews and literary notes, trade reports, current prices for compounding drugs and chemicals, correspondence, and - perhaps most importantly - a section entitled "Counter Practice" which gives compounding directions for many different remedies and medicines, plus short articles on the efficacy of certain drugs and formulae. Each of the 25 issues in this volume contains about 30 pages, and each also contains one or two pages of advertisements for drugs and medicines of the period. Truly, a fascinating resource. This volume bound in original 3/4 leather over "pebbled" dark brown buckram, with the spine in compartments and with morocco spine labels. Vertical crease on pages, else the contents are tightly-bound, unmarked, and in excellent condition. The binding shows wear but the hinges are tight. A heavy book.
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Keywords: Drugs Pharmacy Formulary Medicines