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Dr. Bennett F. Davenport,

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BOSTON, -- MASS.

THE

A MERICAN

JOURNAL OF PHARMACY,

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE

PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF PHARMACY.

EDITED BY

WILLIAM PROCTER, JR.

PUBLISHING COMMITTEE FOR 1868;
CHARLES ELLIS,

ALFRED B. TAYLOR,
Prof. JOHN M. MAISCH,

PROF. EDWARD PARRISH,
AND THE EDITOR.

VOLUME XL.

THIRD SERIES, VOL. XV I.

PHILADELPHIA:
MERRIH EW & SON, PRINTERS,
No. 243 Arch Street,

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THE

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACY.

JANU A RY, 1868.

ECONOMY IN THE USE OF ALCOHOL ÎN PERCOLATION. On the preparation and use of Resin of Podophyllum.

By Edward R. SQUIBB, M. D. The following paper is an addition to the series published during the past few years, as researches upon the process of percolation as applicable to practical pharmacy, and with especial reference to economy in the use of alcohol; and it adds one more typical drug to those which have been specially and individually investigated in this direction.

The officinal (U. S. P.) formula for Resin of Podophyllum* is

* It seems unfortunate that those whose aim should be to give accuracy and precision to matters connected with medical science and art should so commonly refuse to this substance its proper and correct name, and adhere to the inaccurate and otherwise objectionable name of Podophillin, and this latter name is particularly objectionable and vulgar when pronounced with the accent on the final syllable. Beside, this name and its peculiar pronunciation belong where they originated, namely, to a substance of an almost proprietary character as made, sold and used by the sect of so-called “ Eclectics,” by processes not publicly known, and probably differing in the hands of different makers. Those accustomed to, and desiring to use this article are quite right in adhering to its name and the pronunciation of it, but those who would use the officinal substance had better use the officinal title. The termination in has long been applied to certain proximate principles of a neuter character and

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