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February 14, 1885


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JAMA. 1885;IV(7):169-172. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390820001001

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Read before the Mott Medical Club, of Pittsburg, Jan. 28, 1885.

Mr. President and Gentlemen:—In order that the scope of this paper may be understood at the outset, it is necessary to state to what preparations and productions the name, New Remedies, is therein applied; and, also, that the paper is limited to a desultory consideration of the popularity, in the profession, of new remedies, of the foundation of this popularity, and of some conclusions that may be adduced from it.

The class of therapeutical agents to be herein considered in the limited aspect which has been in dicated, embraces, under the generic name of New Remedies, all preparations and productions not officinal in the United States nor foreign pharmacopœias, with the single exception of that very limited number of such agents which have been proven, beyond reasonable doubt, to possess the qualities attributed to them; this proof being founded

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