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December 8, 1945

New and Nonofficial Remedies, 1945; Containing Descriptions of the Articles Which Stand Accepted by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association on January I, 1945

JAMA. 1945;129(15):1067. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860490079031

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The successive volumes of New and Nonofficial Remedies represent an invaluable service to their profession by a distinguished group of scientists, the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry. Through the years the membership of this body has changed, but its freely given and impartial devotion to the best interests of rational, scientific therapy is unchanging. In this volume the physician may find the best and most useful of the newer pharmaceutic agents. If a new or not yet official drug is not here described, the physician should hesitate to use it without finding out why it does not appear. If the agent was formerly described in the book and does not appear, the Council considers that it has not fulfilled its promise of usefulness. Fifteen or twenty newly accepted preparations appear. A large number of preparations have been omitted, mainly brands of official preparations. The general statements concerning these pharmacopeial preparations

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