| The complete title for this book is: THE EDINBURGH NEW DISPENSATORY: Containing, I. The Elements of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. II. The Materia Medica; or, An Account of the different Substances employed in Medicine. III. The Pharmaceutical Prepa-rations and Medicinal Compositions of the latest Editions of the London and Edinburgh Pharmacopoeias. With the additions of the most approved Formulae, From the best Foreign Pharmacopoeias. The whole interspersed with Practical Cautions and Observations; and enriched with the Latest Discoveries in Natural History, Chemistry, and Medicine; With new tables of elective attractions of Antimonial and Mercurial Preparations, &c. And Several Copperplates of the most convenient Furnaces, and Principal Pharmaceutical Instruments. Being an Improvement of the New Dispensatory by Dr. Lewis. The Fourth Edition; with many alterations, corrections, and additions: And a full and clear Account of the New Chemical Doctrines published by Mr. Lavoisier.
This book is the product of a number of authors, the primary of which would have been Dr. William Lewis (1708-1781). The other contributing authors consisted of: John Rotheram (1751-1804), Joseph Black (1728-1799), Robert Scot (1744-1823), and Samuel Allardice.
This fourth edition was printed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Printed by Thomas Dobson, at the stone-house, No 41, South Second-Street..