1908 Journal of the American Medical Association  
Therapeutics fit is the purpose of this department to outline an up-todate management of disease, to suggest scientific treatment for diseased conditions, and to present prescriptions that are simple, useful and palatable. Prescriptions are written in both the metric and apothecaries' systems, but the amounts of the ingredients are NOT exact translations of one system into the other, but quantities convenient for pharmacist and physi¬ cian. It should be understood that solids are weighed in
more » ... are weighed in grams or fractions of grams, while liquids are measured in cubic centimeters; that a teaspoon holds five cubic centimeters, i. e., more than a fluid dram, hence a ioo cubic centimeter preparation will contain twenty doses.]
doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530380047017 fatcat:ycoygfzt3ba2fiavczowy7yw6i