This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry. The Council is a standing committee of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association, created and organized in 1905 as an advisory body to provide authoritative and unbiased information on drugs. Since its inception, the Council has endeavored to fulfill this function through the dissemination of information designed to encourage rational therapeutics. In the half-century since its establishment, the Council has met the challenge of changing conditions and has sought to keep abreast of the advancement of knowledge in the field of drug therapy. Earlier in this anniversary year, a new program of operation designed to render a better service to the medical profession was instituted.1 The occasion is thus particularly appropriate to highlight the services and expanded activities of the Council.
The Council's best known book publication, New and Nonofficial Remedies, revised annually
FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COUNCIL ON PHARMACY AND CHEMISTRY. JAMA. 1955;159(14):1368. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960310032014
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