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February 26, 1927

Special Article

JAMA. 1927;88(9):648-649. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680350032012

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THE NEW GERMAN PHARMACOPEIA  The new sixth edition of the German pharmacopeia became official, Jan. 1, 1927. Its green cover and heavy gold lettering are in marked contrast with the somber black covers of its five predecessors. While the new edition is of the same breadth as the fifth German pharmacopeia, it is half an inch longer and it contains 20 per cent more pages. Unlike most German scientific works, which are printed in Roman type, this book, except for the Latin titles, is printed in heavy gothic characters, which militates against space saving.In respect to admissions and deletions, the revisers appear to have followed the general trend of therapeutic advance, although critical selection is far less evident than in the corresponding revision of the United States Pharmacopeia. For example, such drugs as blessed thistle, coltsfoot, basswood flowers, arnica flowers, walnut leaves, sage and violet herb are not held

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