Section on Materia Medica and Pharmacy.
Annual Meeting held in Odd Fellows Hall, San Francisco, June 5-8, 1894.Dr. Frank Woodbury, of Philadelphia, Chairman, called the meeting to order, and Dr. George F. Hanson, of San Francisco, was appointed Secretary, in the absence of Dr. F. E. Stewart, who was detained until the second session.The Chairman said that a formal address on the present state of materia medica and pharmacy would be unnecessary in the presence of members of the American Pharmaceutical Association, who came as invited delegates to attend this meeting, and also in the hearing of others present who were widely known as authorities and teachers on these subjects. He deprecated the recent great multiplication of new remedies many of which have toxic properties. Every agent capable of disturbing the physiologic processes of the human body sufficiently to give it value as a remedial agent, may on