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MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1942;120(5):377-378. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830400051018.
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PHARMACISTS: THE GOVERNMENT URGENTLY NEEDS QUININE  The War Production Board has issued a call to pharmacists throughout the nation requesting them to turn in their supplies of quinine, regardless of age, quantity or nature. All salts of quinine, quinidine, cinchonine and conchonidine are wanted. Since the supply of these medicines has been cut off and the quota for each man in our armed forces is 4 ounces a year; the need is urgent.Domestic use of quinine and similar chemicals, except for malaria, has been curtailed, making it possible for pharmacists to return unopened packages to their wholesalers for credit, and their opened packages fo recognized clearing houses for assay and transfer to military medical supply stores.The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science has volunteered to act as an assaying depot for any opened packages of quinine compounds that are contributed to the war effort by patriotic pharmacists. Each

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