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October 5, 1946

Annual Reprint of the Reports of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association for 1945, with the Comments that Have Appeared in The Journal

JAMA. 1946;132(5):309. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870400057026

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This volume again points up the shift in emphasis of the Council's work: whereas formerly the Council was chiefly concerned in warning physicians against useless or dangerous preparations which they were being importuned to use, the Council's effort now is to offer instruction to physicians in the latest development in drug therapy and the status of the newer procedures and agents available for use. Not a single report on the unacceptability of a preparation appears in this volume if one excludes the general condemnation of cosmetics containing hormones contained in the report on that subject; however, this class of preparations is offered not so much to physicians as to the general public.

Two reports of meetings of the Council appear, one in October 1944 and the other in March 1945, the former being the regular meeting of the Council. These reports again emphasize the educational nature of the Council's work

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