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February 27, 1909

THE COUNCIL ON PHARMACY AND CHEMISTRY; ENCOURAGING OUTLOOK

JAMA. 1909;LII(9):708. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540350034008
Abstract

After four years of campaigning against conditions that, even to the most optimistic, seemed discouraging at first, it is now quite apparent that, with eternal vigilance and constant advance, the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry need not fear the ultimate results of its work. The warm appreciation and support accorded to this body by an ever-increasing number of practitioners leave no room for question as to the fruitfulness of its labors. That the work has been burdensome is, of course, well known, but it is not so clearly appreciated that, while the work is done primarily for the clinician, it was at first carried on almost entirely by a group of altruistic men who had, themselves, no clinical interests and whose only reward lay in a sense of loyally serving an important cause. It has been frequently evident, however, that some of the questions to be decided have in them

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