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One of the most important decennial meetings of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention was the recent meeting in Washington, D. C. Preceding the convention was a conference, at which time a series of simultaneous meetings was held on scientific subjects of pharmacopeial interest. These included reviews of the status of pharmacopeial standards for protein hydrolysates, antibiotics, water for pharmaceutic uses, volatile oils, vegetable drugs and dermatologic preparations and other topics.
The convention considered and adopted with some modification the recommendations of the Committee on Constitution and By-Laws, which was appointed at the 1940 convention meeting. This committee reported at a special meeting in 1942, at which time the proposed by-laws were adopted, but the constitution was held over until the 1950 meeting. The changes in the constitution were extensive but reflected the attempts of those who are interested in the United States Pharmacopeia to insure continued progress of this organization.
UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA. JAMA. 1950;143(4):374. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910390046012
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