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British Pharmaceutical Codex 1973.

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Prepared in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and published by direction of the Society's Council. 983 pages. The Pharmaceutical Press; , London: , 1973.. Available in the United States from Rittenhouse Book Store, 1705 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Price, $27.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(4):622. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-79-4-622_1
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The British counterpart of the United States Pharmacopeia. Supersedes the last revision published in 1968.

The articles on drugs and pharmaceutical adjuvants are grouped in the first section, and following sections contain articles on immunological products, preparations of human blood, surgical supplies, and formulations. The articles on drugs include official name, British trade names, atomic and structural formulas, molecular weight, chemical description, data on solubility, standards, actions and uses, and preparations.

Likely to be used in the United States only in very large medical libraries and pharmaceutical libraries. It will have wider clinical use in Commonwealth countries and countries without


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