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December 12, 1953

Dermatologie Formulary

JAMA. 1953;153(15):1410. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940320082031

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This pocket-sized book is arranged in three sections: topical remedies, systemic therapy, and articles for clinic use such as cauterizing agents, biologicals, and local anesthetics. This comprehensive formulary is designed to meet the needs of a large dispensary and includes not only the time-tested older remedies but a large number of the newer preparations including steroids. With each prescription there are explanatory notes of the action and use of the drug, the disease for which the drug is indicated, directions for its use, and contraindications. Examples of all types of medicaments are included, and, when necessary, both the scientific and proprietary names are listed. It is a selected formulary, so that only four antihistaminic preparations, two superfatted soaps, and four antibiotics are included. The index lists, in addition to the drugs, the commoner disease entities and remedies for them. Altogether, it is a useful compilation that should be a great

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