The revision of the Pharmacopeia begun by the committee elected at the decennial convention in Washington, in 1900, is progressing as rapidly as is warranted by the importance and magnitude of the work.
The committee lost its chairman in 1901, Dr. Charles Rice, pharmacist to the Department of Public Charities and Corrections of New York, who had filled that position with especial credit since 1880, and suffered further loss in the death of a life-long worker, Dr. Edward R Squibb of Brooklyn. The death of the chairman at a critical point of the work caused some delay until the vacancy was filled by Prof. Joseph P. Remington of Philadelphia. Partly due to this fact, but more especially owing to the many important questions, never before confronting a committee of revision, requiring solution, the work of revision has been more than usually
HALLBERG CSN. THE UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA OF 1900.. JAMA. 1903;XLI(25):1513-1517. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490440003001a