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The esteem in which the National Dispensatory has been held for many years will be even increased by an examination of the second edition. Everything possible seems to have been done to produce a one-volume encyclopedia of materia medica and therapeutics, suitable for the use of the medical practitioner. The volume embraces a description of the drugs and preparations of the Pharmacopeia and National Formulary and the principal non-official remedies, including the synthetics. The text of the Food and Drugs Act is given, together with the principal regulations and decisions under it. The formulas of the National Formulary in an abstracted form are introduced in the appendix. Minor drugs of local importance are described. In connection with antitoxin a good account of Ehrlich's side-chain theory is given.
The National Standard Dispensatory. Containing the National History, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Actions and Uses of Medicines, including those recognized in the Pharmacopeias of the United States, Great Britain and Germany, with many references to other foreign pharmacopeias. In Accordance with the Eighth Decennial Revision of the U. S. Pharmacopeia, by authorization of the Convention. JAMA. 1909;LII(9):718. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540350044020
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