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April 1941

Hospital Formulary

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(4):762. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490220158030

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In this small handbook are sections devoted to prescription writing and tables listing various analgesic, antisyphilitic, anesthetic and hypnotic drugs and their dosage. Space is devoted to hormonal therapy, skin-testing reagents, vaccines, serums and antitoxins. Several pages describe the various vitamin preparations and their potency.

The bulk of the book is taken up by a list of drugs (alphabetically arranged), in which the clinical and physical properties of preparations listed in the United States Pharmacopeia, the National Formulary and New and Nonofficial Remedies are described. The therapeutic index is arranged according to organs for which the drugs are used. In the section devoted to the skin and mucous membranes, there are about forty prescriptions, most of which are time-honored dermatologic preparations. There are a few which are offered as University of California formulas.

This compendium is primarily intended to be a source of helpful information to the medical staff and

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