B. F. Hart
1898 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
chemicals are modified in their action upon the human organ¬ ism by age, sex, habits, idiosyncracies, temperament, consti¬ tutional taints (acquired or hereditary), avocation, climate, con¬ dition of the system at the time of administration, etc. Men who use these ready-made cure-alls forego the exercise of those powers of ratiocination in the adaptation of remedies to each individual case, according to its peculiarities and needs, which ever and always distinguish the learned from the
more » ... d from the ignorant. They insult the educated pharmacist by presuming that he could not prepare any combination required by the formula they wrote ; and they only too often make clear the fact that they are incapable of originating such a combination of ingredients as the complexities of the case demand. Prof. Geo. . Wood, the scholar, scientist and author, in his
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