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March 22, 1941

Epitome of the Pharmacopeia of the United States and the National Formulary with Comments

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Corrected and Revised in Accordance with the First and Second Supplements of the Pharmacopeia, Eleventh Revision, and the First and Second Correction Lists of the National Formulary, Sixth Edition. Prepared for the Use of Physicians under Authorization of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association by a Committee of Council Members: Robert A. Hatcher, Phar.M., M.D., Chairman of the Committee, C. W. Edmunds, M.D., Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Morris Fishbein, M.D., Editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association, Ernest E. Irons, Ph.D., M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Rush Medical College, University of Chicago, and Paul Nicholas Leech, Phar.M., Ph.D., Secretary of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry. Sixth edition. Cloth. Price, 60 cents. Pp. 246. Chicago: American Medical Association, 1940.

JAMA. 1941;116(12):1333. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820120147031

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This edition is revised in accordance with the second supplement of the United States Pharmacopeia. As in the case of previous editions, it is prepared by a special committee of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry and is published under the authorization of that council. All the official preparations are listed, along with an evaluation of their usefulness or uselessness in modern therapeutics. Asterisks indicate those items which, in the opinion of the Council, deserve sufficient recognition to be included in the latest edition of Useful Drugs. Unlike Useful Drugs, this volume does not deal with any but the official preparations. The various official drugs are listed alphabetically, according to their Latin names, and the official preparations of those drugs listed thereunder in each case. The extensive index is based principally on the English names of the official drugs. This edition deserves the popularity enjoyed by the previous editions.

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