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to Dundee. I know the members of the trade there are ready to cut one another's throats. They dare not do that, but depend upon it they will do what they can to cut yours.” However, the conference went to Dundee. An excursion was organized. The excursion took place; and by that time the chemists of Dundee had learned what a pleasant thing it was to shake hands with one another. All the chemists closed their shops on the occasion of the excursion, and spent a memorable day in the Highlands. As regarded his duties as secretary, he and the assistant-secretary, Mr. Moss, had many things to do which might be done by an ordinary clerk. He had no objection to perform such duties, but he believed that if a paid officer could be kept, he himself could serve the conference more usefully by original research, and in other ways. He had thought that another thousand members would enable that plan to be carried out; but now his hopes had been dashed to the ground by that dreadful rise in the prices of everything, including the printing and publishing of the Year Book. The change, however, might be effected by a still greater accession to the number of members; but he feared they would have to raise the amount of the subscription. Next year the conference might come to some conclusion on this subject.
Mr. Benger also returned thanks. He said that hitherto his duties had been only nominal, as no work had been sent to him to do; but it would give him the greatest satisfaction to perform any work for the association which was placed in his hands.
Mr. Schacht said that his office was a post of honour devoid of all danger. He hoped that the meeting of the conference would lead to the formation of a local association in Brighton, that town being eminently qualified for such a purpose. Young men would find the duties of local secretary to be of a most pleasant character.
Mr. REYNOLDS also joined in the acknowledgment of the toast. He said that it was a great gratification to him to know that the chairman of the evening, who had been a warm friend of the conference from the first, represented the town of Brighton in the mag. nificent reception which had been accorded to them. He was quite sure that in the records of the Association, no meeting would be recorded as a more complete success than the present one. They were under the greatest obligation to the gentlemen of the town.
Mr. CORNISH said that the pleasing duty devolved upon him of proposing the toast of the honorary and other officers of the Pharmaceutical Society, in conjunction with the names of Mr. T. H. Hills and Mr. E. Bremridge. Every one must be aware that the success of such an association, depended in a great measure upon the effi
ciency of its officers. Mr. Hills had frequently resorted to his purse for the benefit of the society; and amongst the various treasurers none deserved higher esteem and honour. As to Mr. Bremridge, he had said, when Mr. Bremridge was appointed to succeed the late Mr. Smith as secretary, that he would be the right man in the right place, and that had proved to be a right opinion.
Mr. T. H. Hills, in returning thanks, said that in coming down to Brighton, he felt quite at home, for he was apprenticed at Brighton five-and-thirty years ago, and he had many pleasing associations connected with it. The Prime Minister said at the Mansion House the other day, that the longer he lived, the more he felt convinced that local institutions were very desirable. He (Mr. Hills) was of the same opinion; and he believed that where local institutions existed there were fewer jealousies and imaginary differences. Every town ought to have a local association, and he believed that from this day one would be established at Brighton. He also hoped that the gentlemen from various parts of the country would, upon going home, organize local assooiations in their own towns. That would be a first step towards pharmaceutical education. The council of the Pharmaceutical Society would do all in their power to help such associations. The question of founding lectureships could then be entertained.
Mr. BREMRIDGE said that he fully appreciated the honour which had been paid him and his fellow-officers. He might say that each officer had, in his department, done his best con amore for the benefit of the society.
Mr. R. W. Giles proposed “The Pharmaceutical Associations of America and Canada.” He said that he could declare, without the slightest affectation, that he deeply regretted that he was unable to do honour to a toast which he was sure the company would wish to be presented in the best possible form. They might feel some amount of shame when they saw the brilliant examples of research and laborious work which had been performed by their brethren across the Atlantic in the path of pharmaceutical science. The feelings of the two nations were cordial and kind; and although there had been differences in the political horizon, the hearts of the people were united. He would associate with the toast the names of Professor Markoe and Professor Wayne.
Professor MARKOE said that the reception which had been given to him, was quite overwhelming. His visit to England had been one of the greatest pleasures of his life. Spite of the newspapers and political hucksters, there was a hearty sympathy between the
great masses of the people of the two countries of England and America. Especially was there sympathy on the subject of pharmacy. He had scarcely set foot on English soil before he received attentions of the most marked and flattering kind. Great interest was taken in pharmacy in America ; and pharmacists travelled immense distances to attend conferences. The next meeting of the American Pharmaceutical Association would take place in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, in the second week in September. As a vicepresident, he invited all the pharmacists in Great Britain, to attend that convention; and he would assure those who might be disposed to venture so far, that they would receive the heartiest possible welcome from the American pharmacists.
Dr. J. Baker EDWARDS also responded to the toast in a short speech.
Mr. S. C. Betty then proposed the “ Pharmaceutical Press,” coupling with it the name of Dr. Paul. He remarked upon the importance of the services rendered to the pharmaceutical body by the press, both in conveying information and acting the part of mentor, and expressed a belief that it would always be found of great service in assisting them to attain any object they had in view for the furtherance of pharmacy.
The toast having been responded to by Mr. PASSMORE, the company next drank the health of the Town Council and Pavilion Committee, who had kindly placed the banqueting-room at the disposal of the local committee, free of expense. The remaining toasts were “ The Visitors,” “The Chairman” (Mr. W. D. Savage), and “The ViceChairmen” (Messrs. Cornish, Brew, and Schweitzer).
F. Rudorff, 175.
Collodion with, 285.
Acid, Carbolic and Creasote : Professor
distinguishing: T. Morson, 199.
Leube, Jun., 201.
theria : C. F. Holtz, 387.
Pure : A. H. Church,
Test for, 201.
Disinfectant: J. Dougall, 133.
of: Em. Zettnow, 132.
teristics of: H. Kämmerer, 194.
Citrates : J. Creuse, 192.
with : C. Bischoff, 173.
Acid, Glacial Acetic, Determination of :
F. Rudorff, 175.
T. P. Blunt, 113,
and Sulpburous Acid in, 112.
cases of Poisoning: J. Bouis, 113.
G. C. Close, 385.
S. Zimm, 117.
in: T. E. Thorpe, 146.
into : Dr. Hilger, 156.
of: E. B. Shuttleworth, 108.
lised Indigotine by means of: M. C.
tion of in Hydrochloric Acid, 112.
tonin: F. Merletta, 254.
M. Clermont, 176.
(Napelline and Lycoctonine) and
Schroff, Jun., 245.
Alkaloids, Aconite, of Hübschmann
(Napelline and Lycoctonine) and their
Quantitative Determination of : J. E.
de Vrij, 211.
Periodides of: S. M. Jorgen-
Aconiti Radix, Microscopical Charac-
ters: H. Pocklington, 16.
Action of: MM. Gréhaut and Du-
amination of the different kinds of
Aconitia : H. Duquesnel, 241.
Nodules of Quartz Resinite : Ch.
Menière d'Angers, 51.
by Nitrobenzol: E. Bourgoin, 44.
Castor Oil and Alcohol: E. H. Shut-
with Phosphate of Lime, and its
Eucalyptus Globulus and their De-
tection : H. Duquesnel, 47.
M. A. Petit, 265.
latiniform Matter : G. Morin, 264.
tween the Structure of, of Caseine :
J. A. Wanklyn, 266.
with Iron Citrate, 376.
Liquids : M. J. Hardy, 161.
New Reagent for: M. Berthelot,
Water of Eucalyptus, Use of, for
M. Cochet, 384.
Conversion of Glucose into: G. Bou-
Cathartine: E. Bourgoin, 36.
0. Hesse, 216.
on : 219.
Stability of Auric Nitrate and
of, by Nitrobenzol: E. Bourgoin,
for : R. Bottger, 106.
Nodules of Quartz-Resinite : Ch.
Menière d'Angers, 51.
Citrate and Ferric Phos-
mon Vetch (Vicia Sativa): MM. H.
Ritthausen and Kreusler, 39.
Ammoniated : Richard-
Amyl Nitrite : A. B. Tanner, 186.
for: C. Schacht, 213.