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August 19, 1905

The Pharmacopeia of the United States of America,

JAMA. 1905;XLV(8):547. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510080045020

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Abstract

After five years' labor the revision of the Pharmacopeia of the United States has been effected and the work appears in a stately volume of 700 pages. Following precedent, 70 pages are devoted to a historical introduction, abstract of the proceedings of the national convention for revising the Pharmacopeia, with a list of the delegates from the various medical and pharmaceutical bodies and of the federal medical service represented, preface and introductory notices giving general directions for physical constants and standards, general processes and operations and a number of lists, i. e., of articles added, articles dismissed, changes in official Latin and English titles and comparative table showing the strength of the more important pharmacopeial substances and preparations in the preceding and the present Pharmacopeia. Then follows the text of the official articles, comprising over 500 pages, with the definitions in large, clear type and the tests in smaller print.

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