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January 16, 1943

New and Nonofficial Remedies, 1942. Containing Descriptions of the Articles Which Stand Accepted by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association on January I, 1942

JAMA. 1943;121(3):221. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840030059028

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Perhaps the most important feature of this year's New and Nonofficial Remedies is the radical rearrangement. This should make the contents more accessible and therefore more valuable to the reader. Heretofore the classification of products has been basically that of chemical relationship—the new arrangement is primarily according to therapeutic use, chemical classification being introduced by means of subheadings. In addition, the typographic style has been changed to give greater prominence to the products of individual manufacturers. Valuable features have not been sacrificed. The book still fulfils its function of establishing chemical standards for new and nonofficial preparations which the Council has found to be useful or to give adequate promise of usefulness in the treatment or prevention of disease. Its function as a guide to the most recent advances in therapeutics has been greatly enhanced.

Careful examination of the general discussions under the various headings and subheadings shows that the

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