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April 18, 1896

The National Dispensatory, with Supplement embracing the New Edition of the National Formulary.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(16):790. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430680042021

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Not long since, see Journal (Feb. 17, 1894), we noticed the magnificent new edition of the National Dispensatory. We are now furnished the supplement to the volume, which consists of a national formulary of unofficial preparations. This is in the nature of a "companion" to the pharmacopeia, inasmuch as it gives the formulæ of many preparations once, but not now, official, many others not yet recognized, and still others that were originally private, but now in common use. It will be noticed that elixirs, fluid extracts and emulsions furnish a large portion of the work. We question the propriety of furnishing formulæ for artificial mineral salts and waters, while there is no question of their enormous consumption both in this country and in Europe, yet in the latter countries the imitation article must be sold as such.

This formulary contains many things of great use to the practitioner, such, for

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