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March 4, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(9):719-721. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500360051014

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Chicago, Feb. 28, 1905.

To the Manufacturing Pharmacists and Chemists of the United States and to Others Concerned:  As the culmination of plans which have been under consideration for the past two years, the Board of Trustees at a meeting held Feb. 3, 1905, created by resolution an advisory board to be known as the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association. The organization of the council was perfected at Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 11, 1905, and it herewith presents the following statement:

PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT.  It is the immediate purpose of the council to examine into the composition and the status of the various medicinal preparations which are offered to physicians, and which are not included in the United States Pharmacopeia, or in other standard text-books or formularies. These preparations will include the synthetic chemical compounds, as well as the so-called proprietaries and pharmaceutical specialties put out under

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