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January 28, 1893

COLLABORATION IN MATERIA MEDICA AND PHARMACY.Read in the Section of Materia Medica and Pharmacy, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held in Detroit. Mich.. June. 1892.

JAMA. 1893;XX(4):94-95. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420310012001f

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The new movement of establishing closer and official relations between the two professions of medicine and pharmacy was inaugurated at a time when its desirability, or rather necessity, had become generally recognized. Both professions have many interests in common, and both have to supplement each other by their special knowledge and attainments. Many are the topics—ethical, legal, historical, hygienic, statistical, educational, social, and particularly scientific—which can and will be profitably discussed at joint meetings of representatives of the two professions; and some of these topics may even be said to form burning questions which have hitherto been treated by the medical and pharmaceutical press mostly in an ex parte manner. It is hoped that these may, hereafter, be brought to a solution satisfactory to all.

But the discussion of professional topics, or the reading of papers thereon, at the joint annual meetings, does not seem to be sufficient to infuse

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