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The Dispensatory of the United States of America

JAMA. 1948;136(11):805. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890280073026.
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The Dispensatory of the United States of America is well known. Now in its twenty-fourth edition, U. S. D., as it is popularly known, provides a unique comprehensive review of the drugs recognized by the United States Pharmacopeia, the Pharmacopeia of Great Britian and the National Formulary, and of drugs that are not official in these books. It also offers information on general tests, processes, reagents and solutions, veterinary uses and doses of drugs, various tables that are found in the United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary and other pertinent information. The first edition appeared one hundred and fifteen years ago and probably has been used more by the pharmacist than the physician. However, even though some may disagree with some of the statements of possible uses, the book has so much value that it can provide a real help to the medical practitioner as well as the teacher. Individual

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