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July 8, 1939

THE UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIAL CONVENTION, INC., DECENNIAL PERIOD, 1930-1940 COMMITTEE OF REVISION OF THE UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA

Author Affiliations

New York. President of the U. S. Pharmacopeia Convention, 1930-1940.

JAMA. 1939;113(2):164. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800270064022

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  Under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act the standards of strength, quality and purity laid down in the Pharmacopeia for the drugs and preparations that it recognizes become the legal standards for such drugs and preparations. As a consequence the manufacturer, the dispensing pharmacist and the physician have a common interest in the Pharmacopeia. The manufacturer is enabled to furnish the pharmacist with officially standardized materials, the pharmacist to dispense, with exactitude, just what the physician desires and the physician to write his prescriptions in simple terms with confidence in what the pharmacist will dispense. Without the Pharmacopeia there would be chaos. Without confidence in its sponsors the situation would be perilous.The convention for the revision of the Pharmacopeia decides the principles under which the Pharmacopeia is to undergo revision. It also elects the officers of the convention, a board of trustees to manage administrative,

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