The increasing size of New and Nonofficial Remedies in the last few years is concrete evidence of the recent advances in chemotherapy and of the increasing value being placed by pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors on acceptance of their products by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry. Nothwithstanding the numerous deletions recorded in the preface, this year's volume is substantially larger than the 1940 edition.
This year's new additions include the new sulfanilamide derivatives sulfathiazole as well as sulfapyridine sodium; antipneumococcic rabbit serum of types I, II, III, V, VII and VIII; human convalescent measles serum and human convalescent scarlet fever serum, and staphylococcus antitoxin. The field of endocrinology is represented by the addition of chorionic gonadotropin (follutein). The addition of shark liver oil reflects the search for new sources of vitamins A and D caused by the cutting off of foreign cod liver oil. Other newly accepted preparations are ampules