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January 13, 1940

The Pharmacopeia and the Physician: A Series of Articles on the Use in Therapy of Pharmacopeial Substances Which Appeared in The Journal of the American Medical Association

JAMA. 1940;114(2):184. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810020088031

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The aim of this series of articles on the use in therapy of pharmacopeial substances is, frankly speaking, propaganda for the Pharmacopeia: propaganda in the best sense. The authors for each of these two dozen articles were carefully selected by a special committee of the Pharmacopeial Revision Committee with the aim in view of securing scholarly practicing physicians capable of presenting the use of remedies in such a way as to make them available in everyday practice. These articles are not prepared in accordance with a cut and dried outline but are the individual, and many times largely original, expression of eminent specialists on their experience in the selection of the best available remedy for everyday conditions of disease. The articles are replete with actual prescriptions, with diagnostic hints and with so much else that is useful to the practicing physician that it is difficult to see how he could

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