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THE ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE 1940 PHARMACOPEIAL CONVENTION

JAMA. 1942;118(16):1370-1371. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830160030010.
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On April 7 the adjourned session of the decennial U. S. Pharmacopeial Convention reconvened in Cleveland to permit discussion of proposed amendments to the constitution and by-laws. This meeting was in accordance with instructions given by the 1940 convention "... to meet at the call of the Board of Trustees to receive the report of the Committee on Constitution and By-Laws...." The committee, which consisted of nine voting members of physicians, pharmacists and one representative of a governmental agency, had been charged with preparing a draft of the new constitution and by-laws promulgated at the 1940 convention. The object of the changes is to reduce the number of delegates to insure a representative delegation and to simplify the general methods of procedure for the convention proper.

The success of the meetings in Cleveland was largely due to the efforts of this committee and the understanding and cooperation of the board of

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