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December 1, 1906


Author Affiliations

Professor of Pharmacy in the Louisville College of Pharmacy; Chairman of the Committee on National Formulary of the American Pharmaceutical Association; Member of Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association. LOUISVILLE, KY.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(22):1826-1828. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210220052001o

In the address of a pharmacist to physicians it is unavoidable that his professional bias shall in a greater or less degree dictate the thoughts he designs to express. The subject of my address, however, is one on which we as pharmacists and you as physicians meet on common ground; it is a subject on which we are mutually and equally interested, and one which we must carefully consider and clearly understand if we wish, in some degree at least, to ameliorate conditions which have well-nigh succeeded in annihilating professional pharmacy, without a compensating benefit to the profession of medicine. The defenders of these untoward conditions tell us that these are the inevitable results of modern progress and invention; that the development of pharmacy has gone hand in hand with the advance in medicine; and they even go so far as to claim that only by this development of pharmacy