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February 20, 1915

Digest of Comments on the Pharmacopeia of the United States of America (Eighth Decennial Revision) and on the National Formulary (Third Revision) for the Year Ending Dec. 31, 1913.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(8):688. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570340060030

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This, the ninth in the present series of digests, reflects a growing interest on the part of medical practitioners in official standards for drugs and preparations. The quotations and the references to medical journals appear to be more numerous than in previous numbers of the same series, and under the several headings "Biologic Products," "Enzymes," "Organo-Therapy," "Serums and Vaccines," "Biologic Methods and Tests," "Disinfectants" and "Clinical Tests," the active medical practitioner will find numerous and comprehensive references to literature on subjects of direct interest to him in his everyday work. Under the heading "A Limited Materia Medica" will be found a number of references which reflect the growing sentiment in favor of a thorough knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of a few drugs rather than a smattering of information on a great number of complex preparations regarding which no really authoritative data are to be had. Several pages are

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