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March 18, 1950

New and Nonofficial Remedies 1949: Containing Descriptions of the Articles Which Stand Accepted by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association on January 1, 1949

JAMA. 1950;142(11):855. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910290083030

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This annual publication is essentially a textbook on the pharmacology of drugs selected for use in the contemporary physician's armamentarium, combined with a listing of available "acceptable" preparations containing them. The listing is the result of scientfic screening by the members and staff of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry as to justifiable therapeutic or prophylactic claims and checking of composition by the American Medical Association Chemical Laboratory. Over the years in which the book has been published, many drugs have been added as they have been developed and many omitted as not living up to their original promise or as having been replaced by more effective or less toxic agents.

Annual revisions keep the book up to date, and those of recent years have made the book more accessible and informative to physicians and other interested persons. In this edition the new chapter "Histamine Antagonizing Agents" offers a much

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