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May 12, 1917


JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(19):1428-1429. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270050130024

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To the Editor:  —The report of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry on this subject (The Journal, March 3, 1917, p. 728) seems to me a distinct advance. In a discussion of the matter with those active in the Council, it was suggested that a statement of the procedures adopted in the Bureau of Laboratories of the Department of Health, New York City, as well as our attitude toward additional requirements, would be of interest to the readers of The Journal. In the course of this statement, certain of the regulations of the Council are questioned. This is not to be interpreted as a criticism, as the regulations adopted by the Council are evidently preliminary and no doubt will be amplified with further experience in their enforcement.Our present rules covering the distribution of biologic products are as follows:1. The label on all bacterial vaccines must state the date

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