THE FUTURE CHEMIST.Read in the Section of Materia Medica and Pharmacy, at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(17):628-631. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410950016001d.
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When I was invited to undertake the honorable task of presenting a paper on this memorable occasion, the beginning of a new era for physicians and pharmacists, I felt a hesitancy in accepting, being cognizant of my unfitness to select and consider a subject worthy of, and of equal importance to, both professions.

The beginning of a new era! American medicine has extended her arms and taken unto herself American pharmacy. The vocabulary of the English language is inadequate to express the gratitude due to the American Medical Association. Henceforth, the two professions go hand in hand; and if we are only content to await the harvest of the seed that has been sown, our granaries will, in good time, be filled with golden grain.

All nations reverence antiquity. Historians have ever been ambitious of tracing back their subjects to the most remote antiquity. Writers on medicine and allied


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