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December 17, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(25):799-800. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400240031009

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Dear Sir:  —The late innovation of having a Section of Dentistry at the Ninth International Medical Congress working so well, and the great excellence of the pharmaceutical display, invite the question, Why not have a Section of Pharmacy in the American Medical Association?It is simply raised for discussion, adding the following memoranda:

  1. Pharmacy is a branch of medicine.

  2. In many parts of our country the physician is his own pharmacist, and every man would be his own pharmacist if it could be done consistently with his work.

  3. Therapeutical pharmacy is equally as honorable, important, and valuable as any other branch of medicine.

  4. Pharmacy has of late instructed the medical profession by therapeutical and medical journals, monographs and publications, forming a literature that medical men must get acquainted with or be left behind; the literature of cocaine for example.

  5. Such a Section should be composed of, managed, and under the

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