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Many books and articles have been written covering the flora of California. Few, however, have dealt specifically with those plants yielding drug principles used in the materia medica of the medical and pharmacy professions. Over one thousand different species of native and introduced drug plants are growing in the state. Many of these, it is true, have fallen into disuse, either because of lack of medicinal value, or substitutes have been found in the laboratories of the chemist.

The development of the drug farming industry will not only give employment to the state’s increasing population, but will enable our nation to be more self-sufficient and independent of other countries.



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