PDR has been the premier reference on prescription drugs for more than 65 years. A slim, but comprehensive volume entitled Physicians’ Desk Reference to Pharmaceutical Specialties and Biologicals made its first appearance in doctors’ offices in 1947. The concept behind the PDR First Edition was simple: provide doctors with a single, convenient reference to turn to for all their prescription needs. The idea met with immediate favor among physicians, and year after year the slim 380-page PDR First Edition has grown to more than 3,500 pages (and over 10GBs of data!) today. This reproduction provides a fun and interesting look back at what the standard of care for doctors was in 1947. The book includes interesting facts on how meat juice was used to fight nausea to the then radical new drug category, antihistamines. An invaluable gift or collectable especially for members of the healthcare community.