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five minutes the hair can be removed by washing off the mass.

Too long contact of depilatories with the skin should be avoided, as they are likely to cause erosions and even uglysores. To avoid any bad after-effect, the skin should be thoroughly cleansed and then anointed with some bland oil.

Destroying Trees. H. E. D. asks: "Will you kindly publish a formula for a liquid that will kill a tree when poured in a cut around the base of the tree.”

To kill a rugged tree by any means other than the ax method is usually a difficult task-almost as difficult, in fact, as to cause a dying tree to become thrifty once more.

However, numerous tree-destroying solutions have been suggested, and among those that are claimed to be the most efficacious are the following: (1) Arsenic trioxide.

.3 pounds. Hydrochloric acid.

1 gallon. Water

1 gallon. Boil in an enameled iron pan until dissolved, and make up to a volume of 4 gallons by adding water. (2) Arsenic trioxide.

4 pounds. Caustic soda (70 per cent).

4 pounds. Water

4 gallons. Boil until solution is effected.

Commercial sulphuric acid poured close to the base of a tree is also claimed to be an effective deathproducing agent.

Iowa-H. E. Eaton, Des Moines. Karsas-W. E. Sherriff, El'sworth. Kentucky--J. W. Gayle, Frankfort. Louisiana-J. Baltar, New Orleans. Maire-F. T. Crane, Machias. Maryland-Ephraim Bacon, Baltimore. Massachusetts-W. F. Briry, Melrose. Michigan-C. S. Koon, Muskegon. Minnesota--E. A. Tupper, Minneapolis. Mississippi-W. W. Ellis, Fernwood. Missouri-G. Cox, Craig. Montana-J. A. Riedel, Boulder. Nebraska-Orel Jones, Oconto. Nevada-J. M. Taber, Elko. New Hampshire-H. E. Rice, Nashua. New Jersey-E. R. Sparks, Burlington. New Mexico-Bernard Ruppe, Albuquerque. New York-W. L. Bradt, Albany. North Carolina-F. W. Hancock, Oxford. North Dakota-W. S. Parker, Lisbon. Ohio-M. N. Ford, Columbus. Oklahoma--J. C. Burton, Stroud. Oregon--F. S. Ward, Sa'em. Penr' sylvania-L. L. Walton, Williamsport. Rhode Island-J. E. Brennan, Pawtucket. South Carolina-E. M. Smith, Charleston. South Dakota-E. C. Bent, Dell Rapids. Texas-R. H. Walker, Gonzales. Tennessee-J. B. Clark, Nashville. Utah-W. H. Dayton, Salt Lake City. Vermont-M. G. Beebe, Burlington, Virginia-E. L. Brandis, Richmond. Washington-D. B. Garrison, Cornell. West Virginia-Alfred Walker, Sutton. Wisconsin-Edward Williams, Madison. Wyoming-N. B. Bennett, Sheridan.

A Chill and Malaria Preparation.
L. R. R. writes: “Kindly publish a formula for a
chill and malaria preparation."
Try this one:
Quinine sulphate.

384 grains.
Dilute sulphuric acid, q. s. to dissolve.
Ferrous sulphate..

..128 grains.

42 2/3 grains. Water

2 fluidounces. Aromatic elixir.

8 fluidounces. Syrup q. s. ad.

1 pint. Dissolve the quinine sulphate in the water with the aid of a sufficient quantity of diluted sulphuric acid. Then dissolve the ferrous sulphate in the acid solution. Next dissolve the aloin in the elixir, mix the two solutions, and add sufficient syrup to make the whole measure one pint.

The mixture may be colored red with tincture of cudbear if desired.

A Potassium Chlorate Tooth Paste. F. H. N. asks: "Can you furnish a working formula for the manufacture of a tooth paste containing potassium chlorate?”

The following formula is recommended by Joseph Jacobs, of the Jacobs Pharmacy Company, Atlanta, Georgia : Precipitated chalk.

12 pounds. Powdered chlorate of potash. ..29 pounds. Powdered sugar..

4 pounds 10 ounces. White mineral oil.

2 fluidounces. Oil of peppermint.

8 fluidounces. Glycerin

4% pints. Water

3 pints. Pour the water into mixer, gradually add the chlorate of potash, and mix well. Then add the powdered sugar and white mineral oil, and after mixing thoroughly with the chlorate of potash. gradually add the oil of peppermint and glycerin. Finally add the precipitated chalk in very small proportions.

For mixing the preparation Mr. Jacobs uses a No. 2 Pony Mixer, manufactured by J. H. Day & Company, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Board of Pharmacy Secretaries in the United States.

A. S. D.-In reply to your inquiry we are printing the entire list:

Alabama-E. P. Galt, Selma.
Arizona--A. G. Hulett, Phoenix.
Arkansas-J. A. Gibson, Little Rock,
California-Louis Zeh, San Francisco.
Colorado-F. E. Mortenson, Pueblo.
Connecticut-T. A. Leverty, Bridgeport.
Delaware-J. 0. Bosley, Wilmington.
District of Columbia-W. T. Kerfoot, Jr., Washington.
Florida-D. W. Ramsaur, Palatka.
Georgia-Ben S. Pearsons, Macon.
Idaho--E. E. Colpin, Oakley.
Illinois-F. C. Dodds, Springfield.
Indiana--W. H. Fogas, Mt. Vernon.

Household Ammonia. P. W. asks: “Will you please print directions for making a household ammonia possessing a cloudy or wavy appearance?"

Here are several formulas:

(1) Potassium carbonate.

1 part. Borax

1 part. Green soap.

1% parts. Stronger ammonia water.

4 parts. Water

8 parts. Heat the water and dissolve in it the soap and potassium carbonate; then add the borax, and, when cold, the stronger water of ammonia, (2) Stronger ammonia water.

1 gallon. Soft water..

8 gallons. Yellow soap.

4 pounds. Saltpeter

8 ounces. Cut the yellow soap in shavings, and dissolve in soft water by heating; add the saltpeter, and stir well until dissolved; strain, let settle, skim off all soap-suds, etc., add the am monia, and bottle at once. (3) Oleic acid...

2 fluidounces. Stronger ammonia water. .14 fluidounces. Cologne water..

2 fluidounces. Water, to make..

.32 fluidounces. Mix and bottle immediately.

A cheap household ammonia may be made by adding ammonia water to a solution of sal soda.

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Chemists Alive to Their Opportunities... 435
Death of a Well-known Southern Jobber. 436
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436 The Chicago Drug Show.

436 The N. W. D. A. at Baltimore

437 A New Vice-president and a New Editor..

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Holding Out Against the Chain. By Rolla
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Should a Druggist Live at His Place of
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Contrary. By John McComas...... 458
Health the First Consideration. By
Harry Braconier

Respite from Store Association is

Absolutely Essential. By John J.

Not if a Partner Lives at a Distance.
By Alfred S. Donham ...

Constant Attendance Needless. By
Arthur George

461 Questions for the Next Contest.

460 A Drug-store Pet (Illustrated)....

Chemical Disinfection. By H. C. Hamil-

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476 A Coal-tar Disinfectant and a Salt-water Soap......

476 Headache Remedies....

477 A More Careful Reading Required....... 477 Harrington's Solution and Wright's Solution......

477 "Leaky” Massage Cream.

477 The Staius of Whisky and Brandy...... 478 A Menthol Ointment...

478 A Question of Dosage.

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This book is a necessity to every general practitioner. It saves the doctor's time. It prevents losses. It provides a simple, efficient method of keeping accounts with patients.

It is the most conveniently arranged visiting-list ever published; provides a place of record for prescriptions of narcotics (as required by the Harrison Act), an obstetrical record, a record of deaths, a vaccination record, a record of bills and accounts, blanks for memoranda, monthly summary, etc.; contains a complete table of adult doses (35 pages), a table of doses for children, an obstetrical table, a table of equivalent weights and measures, a table of thermometric equivalents, a percentage solution table, a list of poisons and antidotes, as well as much other information of value to every practicing physician.

This book makes an admirable Christmas gift for physicians. It is a book that is consulted many times a day, and every day in the year—a book that is a constant reminder of the donor and his store. Every year we receive thousands of orders from druggists for copies of it for presentation to their medical patrons.






AND RECORD. Handsomely bound in morocco. Full gilt edges. Name of the physician, “Compliments of” and name of the druggist (or pharmacy)—three lines-embossed in gold free of charge.

Price to the Trade, $1.50, less 25%.


Box 484, Detroit, Mich.

E. G. SWIFT, Publisher.

Vol. XXX.


No. 11.


All liquors must be kept in the same room BULLETIN OF PHARMACY in which the business is transacted—in which

the druggist's certificate of registration is disIssued on the first of every month by

played. Extra stock cannot be stored in a back E. G. SWIFT, PUBLISHER,

room or in the basement. Wines for sacra743 Atwater St., East, DETROIT, Mich.

mental purposes must be sold to clergymen;


They mean business in Seattle, State of BUSINESS MANAGER: HARRY SKILLMAN.


SUBSCRIPTION RATES: United States and Mexico,

$1.00 per year Foreign countries,

1.50 per year


Suppose you got a prescrip-
QUANTITY NOT tion calling for 6 pounds of


opium, what would you do WALKERVILLE, ONT., Can.

with it? A druggist in Great Falls, Montana, 378 ST. PAUL STREET,

MONTREAL, QUE., CAN. 19 AND 20 GREAT PULTENEY STREET, W., LONDON, ENG. filled such a prescription. The doctor who 125 YORK STREET, SYDNEY, N. S. W., AUSTRALIA.

wrote it was haled into court, and Judge Geo. All articles for publication and all communications bearing on

M. Borquin, of the Federal Court, District of the text should be addressed:

Montana, held that there is nothing in the HarEDITOR BULLETIN OF PHARMACY,

rison law which prohibits a doctor from preBox 484, DETROIT, MICH. All business letters should be addressed:

scribing the drug in any quantity. The judge PUBLISHER BULLETIN OF PHARMACY,

holds that when a legislative power undertakes Box 484, DETROIT, MICH. to create an offense, it must do so in clear and

definite language—thereby taking a backTHE MONTH'S HISTORY

handed whack at a certain Treasury decision which essays to supply definiteness and clear

ness to the point at issue. The decision also LIQUOR We are reproducing in an

defines the word "dispense,” holding it to mean

"to deliver to another." IN THE STATE OF other part of the BULLETIN WASHINGTON. two photographs depicting

The druggist who filled the prescription is the havoc wrought by special policemen in drug

under indictment, and a nice little point of law

is involved. Is it unlawful to put up a prescripstores in Seattle when it had been established to the satisfaction of headquarters that the

tion which it is lawful to write? The drugselling of booze was one of the chief occupa

gist's case has not yet been called. tions. The State of Washington has been dry nearly a year, and stores of a certain class have not only cast a shadow of disrepute on the de

The American Chemical Socent ones, but have been the means of making

ciety met in joint convention it necessary for the Seattle local authorities to

with the American Electroput into force a number of rigid regulations. chemical Society and the Technical AssociLiquor prescriptions must be kept on a separate ation of Pulp and Paper Industry during the file, must be numbered serially, and must be week September 25 to 30. The place was New held subject to inspection by the proper officers York City, and the attendance might be desigat any time. The man getting the liquor must nated as overwhelming. Never before in the write his signature in a book, whether the history of the United States—of the world, liquor is for him personally or for the use of doubtless—have there been presented such opsome one else.

portunities as now exist for those engaged in





the chemical and allied fields; and that those and was with one of the first parties that disinterested are fully alive to the significance of covered gold in Alaska. In 1885 he became the situation was almost dramatically shown identified with the Mansfield Drug Co., Memby their eagerness to get together, discuss con- phis, as head of the order department. When ditions, pledge coöperation, and formulate the Mansfield Company and the Van Vleet plans for the future. Nearly 2000 delegates Company were consolidated he was made registered at the Chemists' Club, general head- assistant manager, and later became manager. quarters for the chemists, during the first day. Mr. Tague was active in the counsels of the Many men of national prominence partici- Second Methodist Episcopal Church, and has pated, among the numbers on the programme served as president of the Southern Drug Club. appearing three names well known to the drug He was a director in the Cotton States Mertrade—Dr. Otto Raubenheimer, Dr. Harry chants' Association,

chants' Association, the Memphis Freight Vin Arny, and Dr. Lyman F. Kebler, chief of Bureau, and of a Memphis bank. the drug laboratory of the United States Department of Agriculture. The 1917 meeting of the American Chem

The beneficiaries named in ical Society will be held in Boston, early in

the will of the late Charles September.

N. Crittenton have brought about a dissolution of one of the best known

wholesale drug houses in the United StatesDEATH OF A WELL- John R. Tague, manager of

the Charles N. Crittenton Co. The company Van Vleet-Mansfield Drug SOUTHERN JOBBER. Co., Memphis, Tenn., died

was founded in New York City more than 50 very suddenly on Tuesday, October 10. Mr. years ago and has always enjoyed a good busiTague had not been in good health and was

ness. An adequate return on the capital inobliged to forego a trip to the recent annual

vested has always been made, and the company convention of the National Wholesale Drug

at present is in excellent financial standing. gists' Association at Baltimore, of which or

The founder's five grandchildren, together with the Florence Crittenton Home, are the beneficiaries named in the will, and jointly they hold 60 per cent of the stock—it is the wish of all of these, it is stated, that the business be converted into cash.

In all probability entire liquidation will not be effected until next spring. Prior to dissolution, the officers of the company were: Thos. E. Delano, president and treasurer; Franklin B. Waterman, secretary; and Wm. A. Demarest and Albert Marsh, vice-presidents.





John R. Tague.

ganization he was an active member; nevertheless the end was unexpected and came as a distinct shock. Everybody who knew him had an affectionate regard for him, and he was a man of real ability.

Mr. Tague was born in Indiana in 1859. He served an apprenticeship in a drug store, saw service on a man-of-war as pharmacist,

The Chicago Retail Druggists' Association has set

December 2 to 10, inclusive, as the time for the staging of what is to be termed a Drug, Chemical and Allied Trades Exposition. According to the C. R. D. A. News, this is to be the first affair of this kind ever fostered by a local retail druggists' association, and in a general way the exposition is to be modeled along the lines pursued in shaping up shows seen at N. A. R. D. annual conventions. Ample room is to be provided in the Coliseum, and manufacturers, societies and schools of pharmacy have been asked to take space and make known their offerings.

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