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May 25, 1895

The U. S. Pharmacopœia.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(21):815-817. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430210037014

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Shelbyville, Ind., May 16, 1895.

To the Editor:  —In the Journal of April 13,I notice a letter from Dr. W. P. Whery, of Fort Wayne, Ind., under the title, "Of What Use is the Pharmacopœia?" I have waited this long, hoping some one more able to do so than myself would reply to it.While I do not, for a moment, think such an excellent work as our present Pharmacopoeia needs any defense at my hands, I shall point out a few of the most glaring inaccuracies in the article referred to. I shall also attempt to show that the U. S. Pharmacopœia has, at least, some excuse for its existence, and that it is the authority upon "questions pharmaceutic." In the first place, the U.S. Pharmacopœia is a work of great value and is the standard from which all pharmacists work in making their various preparations such as tinctures,

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