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December 25, 1943

The Dispensatory of the United States of America

JAMA. 1943;123(17):1147. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840520063028

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A review of the twenty-third edition of the Dispensatory of the United States of America should be preceded by congratulations to the editors. Long known and widely used for the mass of information which it contains, this book has been available for a hundred and ten years through twenty-three editions, the first being published in 1833. Seven years have elapsed since the twenty-second edition was issued, and many changes have occurred in our knowledge of drugs. The twenty-third edition takes full cognizance of these changes. While the general plan remains the same, the contents include new articles on the glycosides, alkaloids, sterids, amino acids and surface acting agents and revisions to recognize U. S. P. XII (up to Feb. 1, 1943), National Formulary VII (up to Feb. 1, 1943), British Pharmacopeia and its five addenda, and New and Nonofficial Remedies. Many other revisions have been made, and it is not

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