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August 22, 1925


JAMA. 1925;85(8):621-622. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670080065020

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Unification of the Pharmacy of the English-Speaking Peoples  Nearly 500 delegates and visitors attended the British Pharmaceutical Conference at Glasgow. Mr. Edmund White, in his presidential address on "Recent and Coming Developments in British Pharmacy," referred to the society's decision to set up a laboratory for the biologic examination and standardization of remedial substances. With this, when the therapeutic substances bill should become a law, the society would be able to meet the demand for an institution competent to examine and issue certificates for therapeutic substances requiring standardization by biologic and physiologic methods. He referred to the movements being made by the health department of the League of Nations toward the standardization of certain preparations and drugs, and said that while unification of old methods and customs in various countries presented many difficulties, it was desirable to avoid divergences in new ones. The unification of chemical methods of assay was

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