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September 18, 1937

Annual Reprint of the Reports of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association for 1936, with the Comments that have appeared in The Journal

JAMA. 1937;109(12):979-980. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780380063026

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This small annual volume is indispensable to the library of physicians, pharmacologists and others who need to keep abreast of the latest developments on the frontiers of medical progress. It gives the details of the Council's consideration of products which have been found unacceptable as preparations for use in rational therapeutics and its reports on those which show promise but are not yet ready for general acceptance.

Among the reports on out-and-out unacceptable products are Amend's Solution and the "Igol" products, iodine preparations marketed under misleading or unacceptable claims, the latter under an uninformative proprietary name; Androstine-Ciba, claimed to be a testicular extract and found to be an irrational combination of inactive preparations, marketed with unwarranted and misleading claims; Gadoment, a preparation of cod liver oil in a wax base with zinc oxide, benzoin and phenol, proposed for use in the treatment of burns, cuts and minor skin irritations, found

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