The President of the U. S. Pharmacopeial Convention is authorized to issue a call for the decennial meeting on May 1 of the year preceding the meeting. By this time various medical societies and medical colleges, as well as various pharmaceutic groups, should have received the call and the request to send delegates. Before the Pharmacopeial Convention of 1930 the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry1 urged all organizations, medical, pharmaceutic, chemical and others, carefully to select delegates noted for high ideals, for breadth of vision and for sound judgment as well as for technical knowledge. The aims and purposes of the Pharmacopeia were admirably expressed by its principal founder, Lyman Spaulding, M.D., in the preface to the first edition.
In its editorial of ten years ago The Journal stated:
Although federal laws concerned with the control of the purity of drugs provide for the enforcement of drug standards set