The decennial convention for the revision of the Pharmacopeia will meet in Washington, D. C., on the 10th of May, 1910. The intervening time is none too long for the careful consideration of the policies which the delegates to this convention will have to determine. Their decisions will be the main factor in the fate of our Pharmacopeia, at least for the next ten years, and perhaps for much longer. The times are peculiarly favorable for effecting any necessary reforms, and it may be many years before an equally favorable opportunity will again present itself.
This convention elects the revision committee and the officers and trustees. It may also direct the scope of the Pharmacopeia and the general methods to be used in the revision. Within very wide limits, it has the power of prescribing almost any policies which it considers wise. It is, therefore, charged with