The Extra Pharmacopoeia of Martindale and Westcott Nineteenth Edition

1. William Martindale (b.1840, d.1902)
2. W. Wynn Westcott (b.1848, d.1925)
3. W.Harrison Martindale PhD, Ph.Ch, F.C.S (b.1874, d.1933)
4. H.K. Lewis & Co. Ltd. (estab. 1844, closed 1989)
Revised by W.Harrison Martindale PhD, Ph.Ch, F.C.S (b.1874, d.1933) Nineteenth edition, in two volumes, Vol. I (of II)

William Martindale (b.1840, d.1902) worked as a pharmacist. In 1868, while writing for the Pharmaceutical Journal, Martindale recognised the need for a single source of up-to-date information for pharmacists.
In 1883, A pocket-sized volume of 313 pages, the 1st edition of The Extra Pharmacopoeia of Unofficial Drugs and Chemical and Pharmaceutical Preparations was published, authored by William Martindale with Dr W Wynn Westcott who provided medical commentary and references.

In the early editions, ‘Extra’ referred to the focus on drugs and substances not included in the British Pharmacopoeia (BP).

In 1902, following Martindale’s death, the production of The Extra Pharmacopoeia passed to his son, William Harrison Martindale, who developed the book’s chemical and analytical content from the 11th to the 20th editions.
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paper, writing ink
16.7 x 10.5 x 4 cm
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