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The need of an impartial and disinterested description of the synthetic proprietaries and those definite chemicals which are not proprietary, but have been too little used or too recently introduced to secure a place in the Pharmacopeia, is quite generally felt, since these remedies should be brought to some sort of official standard. What has been inaugurated by the medical profession in this country by the formation of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry has been carried out in other countries under the auspices of the pharmaceutical authorities. Thus we have the publication of the British Codex under authority of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and the work undertaken by the pharmaceutical institute of the University of Berlin. Professor Mossler's position gives a certain authoritative character to his work. The book is intended primarily for the pharmacist as a guide in the examination of synthetic and
Die Prüfung Nichtoffiziellen Präparate.. JAMA. 1908;LI(9):775. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540090057016