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August 29, 1925


JAMA. 1925;85(9):678-679. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670090034010

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention met in Washington in May, 1920, and appointed a committee to revise the Pharmacopeia of the United States. The committee has now completed its work and the new Pharmacopeia was placed on sale, August 15. Since the new book does not become official until Jan. 1, 1926, an interval of four and one-half months is allowed for physicians to become familiar with the changes and for pharmacists to dispose of their stocks made according to the present book, the U. S. Pharmacopeia IX. The responsibility for the scope of the U. S. P. X was placed on the twenty-one physicians on the committee; i. e., on those having the degree of doctor of medicine. Consequently, the new book should more nearly represent rational medicine than some of the preceding revisions in which pharmacists and pharmaceutic manufacturers largely controlled the situation. From the standpoint of the

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