Medicine: Pharmacopoeia

Every five years a Pharmacopoeial Convention revises the official list of drugs used by doctors in prescribing and by druggists in filling prescriptions. This year's book adds 40 new drugs and preparations and takes out 192. Some additions: aspirin, salvarsan, carbon tetrachlorid used for hookworm, some local anesthetics and a surgical solution of chlorinated soda, known as the Carrell-Dakin solution that received notoriety during the war. Whiskey and brandy, taken out of the last Pharmacopoeia, are put back in this one.


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