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August 24, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(8):332-334. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430340032005

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Illinois has what is practically a new pharmacy law. It purports to be only the old one amended, but the differences are more numerous and striking than the samenesses. The indications are strong that it was prepared and passed for the benefit of the pharmaceutical profession rather than the general public. The latter will undoubtedly indirectly gain by it on some points, but only incidentally, and not without loss. For what good it contains, the Governor apparently did not care to veto it, but let it become a law without his signature.

Its scope can be somewhat judged of from the section headings, which are as follows: " None but registered pharmacists to dispense, etc.; Who may be employed in drug store; Meaning of the words " drug store" or "pharmacy;" Registered pharmacists; Who may be registered pharmacists; Assistant registered pharmacist—who may be; Permits to persons in villages; Duty of registered pharmacist

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