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July 24, 1948


JAMA. 1948;137(13):1142. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890470042018

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In The Journal, June 19, 1948, page 756, in reply to a query concerning "dexedrine," it was erroneously stated that "dexedrine" is the same substance as d-desoxyephedrine. "Dexedrine" is not d-desoxyephedrine. It is the dextrorotary isomer of amphetamine: 1-phenyl-2-amino-propane. There appears to be considerable confusion between these two drugs, doubtless due in part to the fact that they are related in chemical structure and are both dextrorotary.

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