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May 2, 1936

Formulary of the University Hospital, University of Michigan, 1934

JAMA. 1936;106(18):1596. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770180070034

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This formulary is a loose-leaf booklet containing the U. S. P., N. F., N. N. R. and University of Michigan (designated U. M.) preparations in use at this hospital. The author, chief pharmacist of the hospital, recommends reference to New and Nonofficial Remedies and the Epitome of the United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary for evaluation of various items. The pages are not numbered but the preparations are indexed by group and stem number and entered in numerical order (Vioform is indexed 80.70; 80 refers to "Anti-Amebics," 70 is the item number). The metric system is used exclusively and the preparations are given in prescription form with a statement of uses and directions for administration. In common with other similar formularies, it would seem to lead if not to the use of numbers at least to mechanical copying by the house officers. It contains directions for drafting a prescription and

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