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The first edition of this volume appeared in 1893, and subsequent copyrights indicate that the intervening editions have appeared in 1905, 1914 and 1926. It is stated that the book is designed for the convenience of physicians and pharmacists. It should be noted, however, that it is of far greater usefulness to the pharmacist than to the physician. The principal reason for this is that while the uses which have been made of the various preparations are indicated there is no evaluation of their usefulness for those purposes. The book contains a glossary of technical terms, a list of incompatibilities, a list of Latin terms and abbreviations, and a section dealing with nonofficial remedies. The descriptive leaflet received from the publishers with the book states that "growing use of New and Nonofficial Remedies creates a demand for similar condensed data" and that the book contains an "alphabetical list of new
The Era Key to the USP XI & NF VI. JAMA. 1941;116(14):1606–1607. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820140118035
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