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June 2, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(5):460. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970050062014

The 1956 edition of New and Nonofficial Remedies, just off the press of the J. B. Lippincott Company, reflects an important change in the scope of information that is to be included in this well-known annual publication of the A. M. A. Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry. The new edition implements for the first time in book form the revised program for evaluation of drugs that the Council instituted during 1955 to render a better service to the medical profession.1 Under its revised method of operation, the Council issues monograph statements on all individually available new drugs on the basis of currently available evidence, whether or not such information is adequate at the time to determine their ultimate importance or usefulness in medicine. Wherever possible, attempts also are made to compare or show the relationship of new drugs to older and well-established drugs. Accordingly the N. N. R. section