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November 2, 1935

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1935;105(18):1443-1448. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760440053021

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Oct. 5, 1935.

The Future of Biochemistry and Pharmacy  At the ninety-fourth session of the School of the Pharmaceutical Society, Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, president of the Royal Society and professor of biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, delivered an address on the training of the pharmacist, a subject on which no one else can speak with so much authority. Knowledge concerning the control of the body by a multiplicity of hormones, with complicated interrelations, he said, was growing daily, and the literature of research on vitamins had of late contained as many as 1,000 papers in one year. Only a specialist could deal with such an output. But the fact that substances of the kind were intruding into therapeutics in such an overwhelming way made it desirable that the pharmacist should be aware of the essential facts relating to their origin, distribution and action,

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