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April 8, 1933

The British Pharmacopoeia 1932.

JAMA. 1933;100(14):1134. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740140058035

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The sixth British pharmacopeia was issued in the latter part of 1932, marking the end of an eighteen year period during which the pharmacopeia of 1914 had provided standards. As might be expected after the lapse of this long interval, the current revision has been quite extensive. In all, some 128 preparations have been added and about 350 omitted. Of the remainder, the composition of 36 preparations has been altered, and the strength of 13 modified. The names of 113 have been changed, some completely. Of the new preparations added, approximately 60 are official in U. S. P. X (1926) and about 30 are to be found in N. N. R. 1933; some do not occur in either. This is indicated in the following table:

As is the practice in the U. S. P., but contrary to the custom in the German pharmacopeia, the B. P. does not permit the

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