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May 2, 1953

University of California Hospital Formulary and Compendium of Useful Information. Second edition.

JAMA. 1953;152(1):102. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690010108044

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This pocket manual has been prepared by the Hospital Pharmacy Committee of the University of California Medical Center primarily for use of the staff in that institution. It is more than a hospital formulary listing drugs available in the pharmacy. Laboratory and clinical procedures, a therapeutic index, various tables, a list of proprietary and common drug names, and treatment of acute poisoning are some of the many additional items in this book. Such a variety of information may be desirable for the particular conditions in the Univerversity of California Hospital, but it would seriously impair the usefulness of the book in other institutions. The formulary actually occupies less than a third of the book. The method of listing the drugs is not particularly good, because the average dose is given, but not the dosage forms. The particular size of capsule or tablet available in the pharmacy is not indicated. For

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