July 22, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(4):292-293. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740290040021

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The British Pharmacopeia  At a meeting of the General Medical Council, Sir Henry Dale, chairman of the Pharmacopeia Committee, reported that the total number of copies of the new edition sold was just under 30,000. It was recommended that, to meet a difficulty among manufacturing chemists and pharmacists arising from the fact that the date of publication of the new issue was also the date on which alterations became operative, the Council should approach the government with view to the introduction of a bill into parliament to enable the council to fix a date subsequent to the date of publication when the Pharmacopeia should go into effect. The experience of the Pharmacopeia Committee during the past four years has shown the importance of continuous work between the issue of each pharmacopeia and its successor. It has therefore been decided that, when the new commission takes office, provision shall be made

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