This publication of the Council of Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association was first issued in 1907 as the Physician's Manual of the U. S. Pharmacopeia and National Formulary. Nine years later the title was changed to its present form. The original title was perhaps more descriptive of the contents, since, in addition to being a précis of the two official publications, it contains details of dosage, actions, and uses of drugs and draws attention to the shortcomings of certain preparations. Because of a reduction in the amount of small type, the typography is more pleasing than in previous editions. There is a good index and a useful series of tables of weights and measures. This book, with New and Nonofficial Remedies, should serve practicing physicians as a useful source of information concerning drugs in everyday use.
Epitome of the Pharmacopeia of the United States and the National Formulary with Comments. JAMA. 1956;161(13):1341. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970130129027
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