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November 15, 1947

The Pharmacopœla of the United States of America (The United States Pharmacopœia)

JAMA. 1947;135(11):743. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890110061025

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The thirteenth revision of the Pharmacopeia of the United States of America became official on April 1, 1947. Since 1820 the Pharmacopeia has served a useful purpose, but its importance is today increased many fold because of the gradual elimination of products that do not necessarily reflect the best in therapeutics, even though they are widely used, and because this book has become official in many countries other than the United States. It is a standard textbook for medical and pharmacy students. It should be more widely followed by the practicing medical profession. An extra companion volume to the Pharmacopeia is the Epitome of the U. S. Pharmacopeia and National Formulary, which is published under the auspices of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry. The members of the General Committee of Revision and of the various additional committees and boards, and the Board of Trustees of the Pharmacopeia can look

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