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October 19, 1918

The Dispensatory of the United States of America. Thoroughly revised, largely rewritten and based on the ninth revision of the United States Pharmacopoeia and the British Pharmacopoeia, 1914.

JAMA. 1918;71(16):1338. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600420080030

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This book and the authors are so well known that words of introduction are unnecessary. We find the statement on the title page to be strictly true; the volume has been thoroubly revised and largely rewritten. The scope of the works of reference consulted in its compilation seems to have been broadened. Aside from the United States and British Pharmacopeias, the National Formulary and New and Nonofficial Remedies, more than 200 titles appear in the list of journals, etc., used for reference. It is pleasing to note that the statements quoted from these sources are treated in a critical manner; in fact, the policy of constructive criticism seems to have been adopted, a thing not very pronounced in previous editions. A valuable feature is the thorough manner in which the Federal Food and Drugs Act and the Harrison Narcotic Act are elucidated. The general arrangement of the text is the

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