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June 26, 1909


JAMA. 1909;LII(26):2109. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540520023008

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The adoption by the Cuban government of the United States Pharmacopeia as its official standard, following so closely, as it does, the appearance of the Spanish edition of this work, "Farmacopea de los Estados Unidos de América," should be the initial step toward the admission of delegates from the Cuban government to the Pharmacopeial Convention of 1910. This suggests the possibility, if not the advisability, of similar representation, in the near future, of other Latin-American republics. While, under the present constitution of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, representation is confined to organizations and institutions incorporated within the United States which have existed there continuously for five years immediately preceding the decennial convention, provision is made for amendments to the constitution which shall have the approval of the board of trustees of that corporation. We have no doubt that, in planning the translation of the Pharmacopeia into the Spanish language and

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