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May 6, 1950

The Official Preparations of Pharmacy

JAMA. 1950;143(1):145. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910360147028

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This book discusses the problems associated with the manufacture of pharmaceutic preparations official in the "United States Pharmacopeia XIII" and the "National Formulary VIII." The various classes of official preparations comprise the 25 chapters of the text. Large classes of preparations usually constitute individual chapters, while smaller classes of a related nature are grouped together in other chapters. Each class of preparations receives a general discussion including definitions, processes involved in manufacture and equipment used. Reference is frequently made to the general nature, mode of application and the use of individual preparations. A list of items in a given class follows the general discussion. These are listed alphabetically according to the official English title, followed by the Latin title, synonyms and a definition or brief description of the item. Comments on the chemical and pharmaceutic problems involved in the manufacture and storage of the various items conclude the discussion of

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