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The edinburgh new dispensatory: containing I. The elements of pharmaceutical chemistry. II. The Materia Medica; or, An Account of the Natural History, Qualities, Operations, and Uses, of the different Substances employed in Medicine. III. The pharmaceutical preparations and medicinal compositions of the new editions of the London (1788) and Edinburgh (1783) Pharmacopœias; With Explanatory, Critical, and Practical Observations on each: Together with the Addition of those Formulae, From the best Foreign Pharmacopoeias, Which are held in highest Esteem in other Parts of Europe. The Whole Interspersed with Practical Cautions and Observations, and Enriched by the Latest Discoveries in Natural History, Chemistry, and Medicine; With New Tables of Elective Attractions, of Antimony, of Mercury, &c. and Six Copperplates of the most convenient Furnaces, and Principal Pharmaceutical Instruments. Being an improvement upon the New dispensatory of Dr Lewis.

  • Lewis, William, 1708-1781.
M,DCC,LXXXIX. [1789]
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Edinburgh : printed for Charles Elliot; and for C. Elliot and T. Kay, at Dr Cullen's Head, Opposite Somerset-Place, Strand, London, M,DCC,LXXXIX. [1789]

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656p., III plates ; 80.


The second edition; with many alterations, corrections, and additions.

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ESTC N7132

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.


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