The national Food and Drugs Act raised the National Formulary to the position of an official standard and gave it a significance and an importance which previously it could not claim. In order to meet the requirements of the new function of this book, the American Pharmaceutical Association, at its last meeting, invited the Section on Pharmacology and Therapeutics of the American Medical Association to cooperate in the revision and a committee of five members was appointed.
This idea of having the cooperation of physicians is a good one, for the National Formulary is a book in which physicians are becoming more and more interested since the propaganda against nostrums was initiated. A thorough study of the book is now necessary in order to adapt it more closely to our present knowledge and to eliminate certain features that are not a credit to it. When some of the formulas were