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November 29, 1947

New and Nonofficial Remedies 1947: Containing Descriptions of the Articles Which Stand Accepted by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association on January 1, 1947

JAMA. 1947;135(13):877. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890130067034

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New and Nonofficial Remedies appears now in a new binding —a light red instead of the familiar dark green. This book, edited and sponsored by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry, represents the considered and reconsidered judgments on new drugs of that distinguished body through some forty years of its existence. It is a reliable and authoritative guide to modern rational therapeutics.

The practice which originated some years ago of listing drugs according to therapeutic use as anesthetics, anti-infectives, anti-spasmodics, cardiovascular agents, choleretics and so forth is continued, as is the custom of heading each classification or subclassification with a compendious but comprehensive and up-to-date discussion. The statements of tests and standards have been put in the back of the book as being of lesser importance to the practicing physician, to whom the book is primarily addressed. There appears to be no very extensive revision of the general articles or

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