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To the Editor:—
For several years I have keenly felt the lack of an official watersoluble ointment base. Because of this lack, it has been necessary to depend on a variety of proprietary and semiproprietary preparations or to have the local druggist make up one of the rapidly increasing number of such ointment bases. If this need were called to the attention of the committee on revision of the United States Pharmacopeia and of the National Formulary, I am sure that it would be given serious consideration.Even though there is a constant flux in the pharmaceutic chemistry of preparations of this type, it should not be too difficult to devise a simple standard formula —or perhaps two, one of the jelly type and one of the vanishing cream type— which could be so used.I should like to suggest that all who are interested should write to you stating,
Appel B. NEED FOR AN OFFICIAL WATER-SOLUBLE OINTMENT BASE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(1):71. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500010074017
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