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inventor. He has recently placed the Hayes AutomaST. LOUIS LOCALS.
tic Soda Table and Show Case on the market. Its special
advantage is that it folds up The Pure Food and Drug Law and its consequences
the chairs under it when not were discussed in an address by Dr. Charles E. Caspari, before the Alumni of the St. Louis Callege of Phar
“Quote Castoria and infant macy, November 30. The attendance was large and
foods on the up grade, dethe evening one of instruction for all who were present.
mand strong,” said Rudolph St. Louis Jobbers and Manufacturers' Agents ex
C. Ritter, of Merrill's city press themselves as highly pleased with the fall season
force. But M. C. H. Arendes and the prospects for holiday trade, the agents con
smiled. “Mike" lives on the gratulating themselves that the trade shows so little
South side where they believe signs of dropping off at the usually dull season.
in large families and there are Especially at this time of the year are salesmen and
seven boys and girls at his others likely to give themselves up to hobbies, after
house, while this boy is the the hard pull to bring the trade through the summer
first at the Ritter household. months in good shape. One question that is putting
W. H. Kahre, Ph. G., Eli Lilly's elongated city the whole trade into a "blue funk” is the pure food salesman, has the cocked hat and drugs law. The generalities have to a large ex
fever and is said to be beyond tent been mastered, but what of the details? Just hope. One reason is that his where does the small trader who buys cough syrup average leads the individual and pills under his own name come in, and how about scores of his comrades the new labels?
easily as he looks over their
heads in actual life. It is a “While the trade in the city might be better, the Southwest is doing nobly by Sharp & Dohme,” said
fight for second place now, all Robert L. Winchester, the firm's St. Louis agent conceding Kahre first. Kahre “But more acute than the trade question with us just also has an idea that St. Louis
has the best retail druggists at present is the pure food law in its many ramifications. The manufacturers do not seem to know just
five at cocked hat bowling in where we stand as to new labels. I shudder every
the country and is issuing time I look at our shelves full of fluidextracts and
verbal challenges. There are wonder if I will be forced to install a labeling bureau.
two reasons for the challenge;
one is that a verbal challenge cannot be heard far, The job looks larger every time I look at it. Thank
another, that only St. Louis druggists roll cocked hat. fortune, most of our other goods are so labeled that few changes will be necessary. Then there is the pill Merrill Drug Co. in Northern Missouri, came in the
Charles Breedlove, of La Belle, Mo., who represents manufacturer and the druggist who buy private for
other day to see that J. W. Clark, of Clinton, Mo., did mula preparations under their own names. They want
not overlook any items in his opening stock and while to know where they stand, and we are not able to
in town scattered considerable sunshine with his rosy clear up all points.”
predictions of the fall and winter trade to be expected J. P. Cobb, of H. K. Mulford Co., and his assistant,
from his part of the country. Good crops, good prices Mr. Williams, take very much the same view of the
for Missouri's products and the optimistic outlook on matter but have gone a little further in the matter of
the part of the producers, who are necessarily the studying the relabel question. “It means work and
buyers, he says, contribute to the prospect. lots of it,” said Mr. Williams, “but it looks very much
St. Louis men of the wholesale trade have some like we were up against it."
football cranks among them, But there are others who visit the druggists who do
but Dr. Frank J. Minnich, of not let these things worry them very much. For in
Merrills, is not of that kind. stance Mr. Spurney, the Coca Cola man. He finds
"Doc" went to a football the greatest of pleasure in contemplating the fact that
game and saw St. Louis his year's salary is not figured on the business done
University slaughter Kansas between the time of the first frost and the holidays.
University. It was his first “There are brighter days coming,” he says "and
game and he says that with after the trade drinks its fill of coffee and chocolate,
reasonable control of his there are brighter days coming." Charles L. Wagner,
mind as he grows older, it of Lippincott's, and also known as the druggists' come
will be his last. "Why, I dian, likes a few dull weeks. He uses the spare time
know of at least two theato think up new jokes for the theatrical season that is
ters that give Saturday af. coming soon. And R. E. Hayes quits talking Walrus
DR. FRANK J. MINNICH.
ternoon matinees that suit Fountains so strong and reflects on the rewards of the me better," he said. "It was cruel, so cruel. I like
W. H. KAHRE.
to see good leg action, but matinees for me hereafter.” medical organizations and the pharmacists of St. Louis
But there is Peter J. will be invited as guests. The meeting will be held at
Edmund P. Walsh, chairman of the Board of Trusconducting a two
tees of the St. Louis College
of Pharmacy, has been fifty
years in service at the City
His associ"Doc" some pointers ates honored him November on both matinees and 4, which was the anniverfootball, but the latter
sary of the day he became declines. He says a clerk in the. “Old Land man“just past eighty" Court,” then presided over is not necessarily in by Charles D. Lord. His his class, no matter if
present duties are to exPETER J. SINGER.
he is active as a boy.amine the record books of Mr. Singer was with the Moffitt-West Drug Co. when
court room clerks and ferret it was absorbed by Merrills. The only indication of
out mistakes. Although his age is his very white hair.
seventy-two years of age Mr. Walsh enjoys the best "Purity, the prime consideration,” is an old motto
of health. He was born on Olive Street, between with the Meyer Broth
Second and Main, May 26, 1832. He has been asers Drug Co. and one
sociated with the college of pharmacy from its beginof which the employes
ning in 1864. are frequently remind. ed by the Pure Food
Fred Herzog is in charge of the Fricke-Hahn store at and Drugs Act. This
2300 Salisbury Street. firm has for years been
Theo. Ellermann, Ph. G., is now pleasantly located at placing its motto to
Gerber's Pharmacy, Vanderventer Avenue and North the front and offering
Market Street. prizes at pharmaceuti
W. A. Bryant located at No. 5001 Page Avenue, is one cal association meet
of the prosperous and thoroughly up-to-date pharmaings for papers on the
cists of St. Louis. subject of purity and
Charles Goessler, Ph. G., has made good use of his pharmacopoeial
time since he graduated and is pleasantly located at quirements. Of course
2519 South Broadway. the goods must now be labeled to conform
F. W. Koch, Ph. G., is much pleased with his situawith the new law, but
tion at E. C. Knippenberg's pharmacy, No. 2854 LaPresident Theo.
fayette Avenue, city. Meyer of the firm
The Alumni Ball at Westminster Hall, November 7, says: "Some of our labels must be changed, but our
was a very enjoyable affair. A list of the committees goods have long conformed to the U. S. P. and the was published in our November issue. N. F. which are the standards of the new law." One J. W. Gayle the genial secretary of the Kentucky of the busiest men in the Meyer Brothers Drug Co. is Board of Pharmacy, is moving his store at Frankfort Chester E. Cochrane, who is one of the oldest whole-into new and more commodious quarters. sale drug men of the city and at the same time one of
Malcolm Galbraith, formerly of the Kansas City branch the youngest in appearance. He has charge of the of H. K. Mulford Co., has taken charge of the St. Louis Outfitting Department and is hustling in the interest branch, to succeed John P. Cobb, who is now with E. of numerous customers who are anxious to have their
R. Squibb & Sons, of New York City. new outfits before the end of the old year.
The St. Louis Chemical Society devoted the November The Trouble with our pure fooil legislation seems to meeting to a consideration of the Pharmacopæia and be that each manufacturer wants an extremely severe the National Formulary as standards for the new Pure ruling to affect all other lines, and an extremely leni- Drug and Food Law. The society is made up largely ent ruling covering his own business.
of technical chemists, many of whom have recently The National Formulary and the U. S. Pharma- had occasion to study the Pharmacopæia for the first copæia will be the subject for discussion at the meeting time. The address on the subject was made by Dr. H. of the St. Louis Medical Society, January 22. Other M. Whelpley.
Roberts Baker joined the A. Ph. A., in 1873 at the STRAY ITEMS AND COMMENTS. meeting in Richmond, Va. At the meeting in Cleve
land, the year before, the association voted to hold the This is an Age of Progress.-We have the horse- next annual meeting in the South, and without invitaless carriage, the smokeless smokestack and the pay- tion, appointed Richmond the place. Owing to the less insurance companies.
late war between the states there were but few mem
bers in tbe South. The association was prepared to Boarding House Owners will be sorry to read that news item about $105,600 worth of prunes being de- reconciliation of the pharmacists of all sections. That
pay its own expenses, the idea being to bring about a stroyed in a recent fire in San Jose, Cal.
it was a happy thought, was demonstrated by the reHave You the National Formulary?—It is the stand- sults. When the place of meeting was announced, the ard adopted by the pure food and drug law. It is not pharmacists and druggists of Richmond became ensafe for a pharmacist to attempt to do business with thusiastic in their endeavor to give the association a out a copy in his library.
cordial greeting. The association has never received North Dakota Had a Pure Food Law of its own
better treatment at any place since. Strange to say, when the national bill became a law. The commission
Ebert, of Chicago, and Baker, of Richmond, were the ers of the state have decided to let the national law
most conspicuous persons at the opening of that meetsupercede the state enactment as far as it relates to ing, one as president of the association, and the other
as chairman of the reception committee. Ever after pure drugs.
they remained loyal and useful menibers, and each We Now See English Pharmacists as others see died about the same time in their respective city, them; a few years ago the British pharmaceutical where they had been an honor to the practice of pharjournals published horrid half tone blotches over the
macy. names of pharmacists. Today the same periodicals T. Roberts Baker, Ph. G., Ph. M., was born in Richgive good pictures and many of them.
mond, Va., May 30, 1825, and died at his home in that Gelatine comes under the meat inspection law when city, November 26, 1906.-[J. F. HANCOCK, Baltimore, it is made from edible portions of the animal. If man
Md., December 3, 1906. ufactured from hoofs, hides and other parts not used Medical Ignorance of the Pharmacopeia.-Many as a food, the gelatine will not be amenable to the physicians are just learning of the Pharmacopoeia for law—so rules the Department of Agriculture.
the first time and some of them venture to express An Imperial Pharmacopeia.—A National Pharma- opinions and especially criticisms without knowing copoeia seems to be out of the question, but the British
what they are talking about. At the 1906 meeting of Government is considering the propriety of using an
the American Medical Association, a discussion was Imperial Pharmacopoeia adapted to the needs of all
held on the proprietary medicines. Among the speakthe nations included in the British Dominions.
ers was Dr. Woods Hutchinson who requested the
audience to The Faculty and Graduating Class (1904) of the
look at that medical barbarism, the United States Pharmacopeia, Pharmacy Department of the Syrian Protestant Uni- and the enormous lists of things that had been published. Anyversity, of Beyrout, photograph contributed to the one looking over those lists must have been struck with the MEYER BROTHERS DRUGGIST, by G. Azab, of St. Louis.
great number of drugs that have been retained, and it is the fault of the profession that such a large number was retained. The remedy lies in our hands. At least one-half the pages should be cut out; instead, somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,500 or 2,000 remedies have been added.
We doubt very much whether Dr. Hutchinson ever saw a copy of the Pharmacopæia and he certainly has a very vague idea of the manner in which it is revised, for he said that it should be revised. Perhaps he will become sufficiently interested to attend the convention of 1910 as a delegate from his local medical society. If so, he will have a voice in the revision. Meantime, we suggest that he inquire of some pharmaceutical friend for a copy of the Pharmacopoeia and compare it with the Dispensatory which he, no doubt, had in mind when he spoke of 1500 or 2000 remedies as being official.
While pharmacists must smile at the ignorance of The Death of Col. T. Roberts Baker.–Since I last physicians on Pharmacopoeial and National Formulary wrote you, another of my warm personal friends, an questions, they should be exceedingly charitable, for accomplished pharmacist, a man of strict integrity it is a good sign when physicians become interested in and a worthy member of the American Pharmaceutical these standard works. It means a return to the days Association, died in the City of Richmond, Va. Mr.T. of prescriptions for standard preparations.
INDEX TO VOLUME XXVII
A. Ph. A. Branch, St. Louis..
A, Ph. A., Chicago Branch.
.46, 78, 99, 110, 144, 182, 222
A. Ph. A., The First Call and the First
A. Ph. A. Affairs at Indianapolis....... 49
A. Ph. A. and N. A. R. D. Joint Meeting
A. Ph. A. Annual Meeting......
243, 283, 288, 290, 293, 305, 306, 307, 315, 322, 323
A Ph. A. Annual Meeting Program..... 243
A. Ph. A. Council Letter No. 9...
A. Ph. A. Items....
A. Ph. A. Local Secretary Reminis-
A. Ph. A. Northern Ohio Branch
A. Ph. A. Organizations, Local 78, 158
110, 144, 183
A. Ph. A. Proceedings for 1905.
A. Ph. A., When Should it Meet........ 256
Apprentices Should Thirst for Knowl-
Arctic Climate, Therapeutics of. 119
Arsenic, Solution of Chlorophosphide
Arsenic, The Price of
Association, Needs of the Illinois...... 195
Association, Oklahoma Pharmaceutical 145
Association, St. Louis R. D
Ativism of English Drug Trade.. 117
Atropin Dispensed for Utropin... 331
Avery, Sketch of Charles H
Bacteriology for Pharmacists .......... 23
Banquet, the Kansas City.....
48, 112, 148, 177, 248, 320, 363
48, 177, 280
138, 177, 277, 343
48, 177, 221, 280