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The most important function of this book, and of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry, of whose deliberations it is the result, is to place before the medical profession a description and estimate of new and useful medicinal preparations as they become available. Even after preparations become official, many brands are retained in New and Nonofficial Remedies by the desire of the manufacturers, who appreciate the care given by the Council in acceptance.
The present volume again reflects contemporary advances in chemotherapy by the inclusion of Sulfapyridine, a derivative of Sulfanilamide which was admitted last year; Sobisminol Mass and Sobisminol Solution, new* bismuth compounds, the former having been found efficacious in the oral treatment of syphilis; Fuadin, an antimony derivative which has been known for some years but only recently accepted by the Council for use in the treatment of venereal granuloma and bilharziasis. Other new admissions are Pentothal Sodium,
New and Nonofficial Remedies, 1940. Containing Descriptions of the Articles Which Stand Accepted by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association on January I, 1940. JAMA. 1940;115(18):1572. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810440064027
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