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Visiting Druggists

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During the past few days, a number of gentlemen might be seen on the streeta whose badges and gentlemanly demeanor indicated that they were apothecaries. They came to attend the ninth annnal meeting of the Michigan State Pharmaceutical Association, which has been holding sessions in the chemical laboratory. They assembled together Tuesday afternoon for the preliminary addresses. Eev. J.W. Bradshaw offered prayerand Mayor W. G. Doty delivered a speech of welcome. The latter said that he was reminded of the ancient iittle shop which historians speak of and of the labors of Claudius Gallinus, one of the great apothecaries of ancient Rome. The broad, catholic spirit which pervade the profession at the present time owed its origin, he thought, largely to the efforts of Gallinus. It was with great pleasure that he welcomed the visitors to Ann Arbor Pharmaeists were free, liberal, enter" prising, industrious and studious - in short, possessed just such qualities as in Ann Arbor pleased the men and captivated the hearts of the ladies. It was appropriate that they should meet in this classic city, within the walls of one of the largest and finest chemical laboratories of the world. The president of the association, D. E. Prall, of Saginaw, responded in behalf of the association. He hoped that the meeting would prove just as beneficia! as if it had been held in a larger city. The reports of the president and secretary for the past year were then submitted. The latter showed that there were in force, July 7, 1891, certificates for 2,957 pharmacists and 269 assistante. Drs. Breakey and Prescott, of this city, extended greetings on behalf of the state medical society. President AngelĂ­, after a Iittle, welcomed the visitors on behalf of the Universityt Considerable routine business was transacted. Dr. V. C. Vaughn, in the evening, addressed the association on " The Relations between Pharmacy and Medicine.", On Wednesday routine business was transacted. In the morning, however, the program was varied by the illustrated lecture of Professor J. J.Abel, in which he showed the effects of certain remedies on rabbits. In the evening a brilliant reception was tendered the visitors in the chemical laboratory.


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