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October 16, 1926

New and Nonofficial Remedies

JAMA. 1926;87(16):1325-1326. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680160073037

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The task of sifting out the therapeutically valuable and promising from the host of new preparations that the medical profession is importuned to adopt is an impossible one for the average busy practitioner. Yet if this is not done, advance is impossible. Recognizing these facts, the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association publishes annually this book of disinterested critical information about the newer proprietary preparations and other unofficial remedies deemed worthy of recognition. The book represents the careful investigation and consideration during each year of a group of authorities in their several fields, who unselfishly take time from their regular work to do this service for the profession. The names of such men as Hunt of Harvard, Sollmann of Western Reserve, Mendel of Yale, Novy of Michigan, and Hatcher of Cornell give weight and authority to the pronouncements of the Council. In addition to the deliberations

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