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September 18, 1943

The Pharmaceutical Recipe Book (R. B. III)

JAMA. 1943;123(3):177. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840380053028

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As stated in the preface, the Recipe Book represents the outcome of an effort of the American Pharmaceutical Association to place in the hands of the practicing pharmacist a reliable and comprehensive book of recipes applicable to his business. The book is divided into several parts relative to the various types of formulas. The edition represents a complete revision of this formulary with a view of effectiveness of the preparations included and new ones gleaned from the medical literature, hospital formularies and foreign compilations. The sections on podiatry (chiropodologic), dental and veterinary products and cosmetic preparations have been revised. Many new features have been introduced, such as a table of Latin terms and equivalents, a glossary of synonyms, a table of acceptable coal tar dyes, a vitamin synopsis, and sections devoted to diabetic and ophthalmic preparations. However, the section on photographic formulas has been deleted. The book lends little value

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