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May 10, 1941

NEW AND NONOFFICIAL REMEDIES

JAMA. 1941;116(19):2167. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.62820190023010a

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Abstract

ASCORBIC ACID (See New and Nonofficial Remedies, 1940, p. 530).

The following dosage form has been accepted:

Mead's Ascorbic Acid Tablets, 100 mg.: Each tablet contains 100 mg. of ascorbic acid-N. N. R. equivalent to 2,000 international units of vitamin C.

Prepared by Mead Johnson & Co., Evansville, Ind.

ANTIMENINGOCOCCIC SERUM (See New and Nonofficial Remedies, 1940, p. 427).

The following product has been accepted:

Sharp & Dohme, Inc., Philadelphia.

"Lyovac" Antimeningococcic Serum Natural Polyvalent.—  A dried form of antimeningococcic immune natural serum, prepared from the blood of horses immunized with new or recently isolated strains representing four main types of meningococci. It is packaged by the "Lyovac" process, which consists essentially of rapid freezing at a temperature far below the freezing point, together with rapid dehydration under high vacuum without melting or fusing of the original frozen substance. The finished product is sealed under vacuum in the "Vacule"

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