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Organized 1872


President: GASTON E. BACON.

Treasurer: RICHARD E. WHITE.

Secretary: HAYDN M. SIMMONS.





BENJAMIN IDE WHEELER, Ph.D., LL.D., President of the University of California.

FRANKLIN THEODORE GREEN, Ph.G., Professor of Chemistry, and Director of the Chemical Laboratories, and Dean.

FREDERICK WILLIAM NISH, Phar.B., Professor of Pharmacy, Director of the Pharmaceutical Laboratory.

ALBERT SCHNEIDER, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacognosy, Economic Pharmaceutical Botany, Histology, and Bacteriology.

HENRY BENJAMIN CAREY, B.S., M.D., Professor of Botany, Materia Medica, and Physiology.

HAYDN MOZART SIMMONS, Ph.G., M.D., Associate Professor of Materia Medica, and Lecturer on Toxicology; Associate Professor of Pharmacy.

HARLEY RUPERT WILEY, A.B., LL.B., Lecturer on Pharmacal Jurisprudence. JAMES N. PATTERSON, Ph.C., Phar.B., Assistant in the Chemical Laboratory. ROBERT ALEXANDER LEET, Ph.G., VALENTINE SCHMIDT, Lecturers on the Business Side of Pharmacy.


Forty-third Annual Session


August 6, Thursday-August 11, Tuesday.-Entrance examinations at Berkeley for students to matriculate for three- and four-year courses. Permits to enter the examination room must be secured in advance from the Recorder of the Faculties at Berkeley.

September 1, Tuesday, 9A.M. to 12 M.-Office hours of the Dean. All students shall matriculate at the office of the Recorder of the Faculties, California Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California.

September 1, Tuesday.-Matriculation on credentials, College of Pharmacy, San Francisco. Entrance examinations for two years' course begin. September 3, Thursday.-Assignment of seats, desks, and lockers. Apparatus given out.

November 7, Saturday. Subjects of theses to be submitted to Dean.

November 26, Thursday-November 28, Saturday.—Thanksgiving recess. December 1, Tuesday.-Applications for Directors' Scholarship to be filed with Dean.

December 14, Monday.-Christmas vacation begins.


January 4, Monday.-College work resumed.

March 5, Friday.-Senior theses to be handed in.

March 23, Tuesday.-Charter Day: exercises in the Greek Theatre.

April 24, Saturday.-Last day of instruction.

April 26, Monday.- Final examinations begin.

May 12, Wednesday.- Commencement Day.


The demand for educated pharmacists was never so great as it is today. Not only are salaries higher than ever before for those employed as clerks, but there are more opportunities for advancement. The demand, however, is for good men, those having business capacity, industry, integrity, and a good pharmaceutical education. There is no likelihood that there will be any material change in this respect, unless it be to intensify the present demand for the kind of pharmacists now most needed. Employers are looking for men who have a college education, and the supply is not equal to the demand. Furthermore, the National and State Pure Food and Drug laws call for such constant care in the making of pharmaceuticals, such vigilance in the examination and testing of drugs and chemicals, that no drug store can be considered properly equipped that has not in it at least one person who is capable of applying the tests of the Pharmacopoeia. And these laws have come to stay. They may be probably will be modified, but they will never be repealed, because the people demand them. Pharmacists must adjust themselves to public sentiment, and the public expects pure drugs and medicines and competent persons to manufacture and dispense them.

The necessary knowledge of the sciences on which the art of pharmacy is based, and the technical skill required to practice that art, are best acquired-most economically learned-in a college of pharmacy. The time has gone by when any considerable amount of teaching is done in the drug store. Little, if any, didactic instruction is presented to the junior clerk, and not much technique is acquired. The demands of trade and the somewhat factory-like method of doing the technical work of the laboratory and prescription counter are alike ill adapted to the purpose of imparting instruction. In many drug stores but little manufacturing is done. In still more, practically no drug testing or assaying is thought of, and even where this is done, the facilities for doing it are usually limited, and the work is done by the proprietor or his chief clerk, no pains being taken to teach the juniors how to do it. Clerks are hired to do certain work whereby they can add to their employer's revenue, and they are paid in money, not in teaching. Usually the employer considers what he can get from an employee, not what he can give to him, either by verbal instruction, manual training, or ethical culture.

And so, while there is more need than there ever was of scientific knowledge and technical skill on the part of the pharmacist, he has less opportunity for obtaining these in the daily routine of pharmacy. The college is more than ever a necessity. Without its aid it is impossible for a young man to fit himself in a reasonable time to meet the demands. made upon him.

When the California College of Pharmacy was established in 1872 it was not as much needed as it is now, because public sentiment did not demand as high a degree of qualification as is now expected. Now it is a necessity that a pharmacist have a scientific pharmaceutical education, such as he cannot obtain by working in a drug store without college instruction.

It is this kind of instruction that the California College of Pharmacy is prepared to give. For a third of a century it has been doing its work, earnestly and honestly trying to help young people to become pharmacists in the true sense of that term. Affiliated with the University of California, its internal management and nearly all its teaching have been conducted by practical and experienced pharmacists of progressive tendencies. For years it has contended for better educated and better trained graduates, and it has no thought of giving up this contention. And inasmuch as the feeling in favor of demanding a college diploma of every applicant for examination by the state boards is growing so rapidly that several states have enacted laws imposing this condition, it is incumbent upon all students of pharmacy to observe the signs of the times and govern themselves accordingly.

The College premises are admirably adapted to the purpose for which they were planned. The building is situated near Golden Gate Park, is spacious, conveniently arranged and well lighted. It consists of three floors, two 50 by 150 feet, and one 50 by 100 feet, entirely devoted to pharmacy, also a basement, 50 by 150 feet, for recreation. It comprises two general lecture halls, each capable of seating one hundred and fifty students; five laboratories-the Chemical, the Pharmaceutical, and the Pharmacognostical, Chemical Research, and the Bacteriological; also review class rooms, museum, library, and the students' study room; besides offices, women's room, cloak rooms, store rooms, etc., and rooms reserved for students' use.

The subjects taught are Chemistry, Pharmacy, Botany, Materia Medica, Pharmacognosy, Physiology, Toxicology, and Bacteriology. The teaching includes the technique of the microscope, spectroscope, polariscope, and other instruments of precision, as well as the manipulations involved in chemical and analytical work, and in operative pharmacy. Courses of lectures are also given in Pharmacal Jurisprudence and the Business Side of Pharmacy.

Courses of Instruction and Degrees.-(a) The completion of the two years' course in pharmacy, based upon the foundation of satisfactory completion of two years of high school work or its equivalent, leads to the degree of Graduate of Pharmacy (Ph.G.).

(b) The degree of Pharmaceutical Chemist (Ph.C.) is awarded upon completion of a three years' professional course in pharmacy; that is, a course based upon satisfactory completion of four years' standard high school preparation, or its equivalent, and including three years of work in pharmacy of collegiate grade.

(c) The degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy (Phar.B.) is conferred upon completion of the four years' professional course based upon satisfactory completion of four years' standard high school preparation, or its equivalent.

Drug Store Experience.—The California College of Pharmacy no longer demands drug store experience as a condition of graduation. Not that it does not believe in the value of such experience, but because the college should not be held to account for any experience, information, etc., which condidates for graduation may receive outside. The degree is based entirely upon the instruction given and work done at the college.

The hours of instruction are from 8 A.M. to 12 M. daily, during which hours each student is expected to be in attendance. The reading room and library are open to students in the afternoon until 4 o'clock daily, and the laboratories three days a week for such work or study as they are assigned or may wish to do.

A Course in Pharmacy Preparatory to the Study of Medicine.-Those of our graduates who have become practicing physicians are unanimous in declaring that their course in pharmacy has been of great value to them in their medical practice. As drug store experience is no longer demanded as a condition of graduation, persons intending to study medicine can now receive their pharmaceutical diplomas on the completion of their course in this college.

Present Aims and Purposes.-The California College of Pharmacy provides systematic instruction in subjects pertaining to pharmacy, and has, from the first, kept abreast of the best pharmaceutical schools in this country. It has not sought to secure the greatest number of students, but to do the greatest amount of good. It has created a sentiment among pharmacists in favor of higher education. It believes that the pharmacist should be possessed of some culture before he enters upon his special training, and therefore urges him to complete his high school course, if possible, before entering college.

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