The object of the book is to provide formulas and descriptions of drugs and medicines not officially recognized in the British Empire, also of medicinal articles not in general use and not recognized by the British Pharmacopeia but still somewhat in demand, and of new articles which have not yet been recognized but are being used.
The book is published as a reliable reference work for the use of medical practitioners and pharmacists. It is a composite of the Dispensatory of the United States of America, the National Formulary and New and Nonofficial Remedies; it is a recipe book, which contains accurate information for prescribers and dispensers, especially those practicing in the British Empire.
It also includes the names of the principal substances and preparations which are official in the pharmacopeias of the United States, France and Germany, as well as of Great Britain.
The book is arranged in four