August 5, 1944

New and Nonofficial Remedies, 1944, Containing Descriptions of the Articles Which Stand Accepted by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association on January 1, 1944

JAMA. 1944;125(14):1000. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850320058027

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Noteworthy features of New and Nonofficial Remedies, 1944, are the revision to put into effect the Council's decision to use the metric system exclusively and the addition of the chapter on contraceptives. In the opinion of many the decision to use only the metric system will appear to be the belated taking of a step which has been long overdue. Nevertheless it represents a courageous move on the part of the Council. It is to be hoped that the Council's action will hasten universal adoption of this system in this country. Concession is made to those who may be still attached to the apothecary system in the form of the excellent equivalent dosage tables which appear in the front part of the book.

The chapter on contraceptives is quite comprehensive; with the acceptance of more preparations it will undoubtedly assume a large place in New and Nonofficial Remedies. The Council

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