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October 12, 1912

Digest of Comments on the Pharmacopeia of the United States of America (Eighth Decennial Revision) and on the National Formulary (Third Edition) for 1910.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(15):1399-1400. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270100167032

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The present bulletin is the sixth of the series of "Digest of Comments" on the Pharmacopeia of the United States and the National Formulary. These books, which are now being revised, are recognized, as is well known, by the Food and Drugs Act of June 30, 1906, as the standard authority with reference to the identity, purity and strength of the medicaments therein described and hence are of direct interest and value as public health measures.

In the compilation of the present bulletin the available literature for 1910 has been reviewed and, in addition to routine matter of interest to the revisers of the Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary, the book contains comments on the proceedings of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention which was held in Washington in May, 1910. An effort has been made to digest the comments on the Pharmacopeial Convention and to give an outline of the

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