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March 13, 1948

Formulary, University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich

JAMA. 1948;136(11):805. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890280073031

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The development of hospital formularies has assumed an important place in hospital life. Some have been so well received that the reception has extended beyond the walls of the hospitals for which they were originally intended. This formulary, prepared by the University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich., is such a publication. The first edition appeared in 1946, the second in August 1947. So many developments have occurred that it was necessary to add new sections, including discussions on amino acids, the newer analgesics, antihistaminics and other drugs that have now gained either general recognition or are being widely used for clinical research. Each drug is identified as to whether it is U. S. P., N. F. or N. N. R., although some appear that are not in any of these books. In addition to the descriptions there are statements of dõsage. Wisely, the writers of the volume have seen fit to

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