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CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF PHARMACY.
S. H. MELVIN, President.
F. A. BECKETT,) Vice-Presidents.
F. E. RAY,
D. D. HUNT, Secretary, Corner Fifth and Folsom Sts., San Francisco. HENRY MICHAELS, Treasurer.
H. E. D. BESTHORN, Librarian.
WILLIAM M. SEARBY, Editor.
President of the University, PRESIDENT.
WILLIAM M. SEARBY, DEAN, and Professor of Materia Medica. HENRY F. MEIER, Professor of the Theory and Practice of Pharmacy. WILLIAM T. WENZELL, Professor of Chemistry.
H. HERMAN BEHR, Professor of Botany.
J. J. B. ARGENTI, Professor of Microscopy and Pharmacognosy.
SITUATION AND BUILDING.
The college building is situated on Fulton Street, west of Polk, and, though not large, provides sufficient accommodation for the College for some years to come. The ground floor has one room for Museum and Library, and another for the professors; back of these is the Lecture Hall. Over the Lecture Hall is the laboratory of the same size, and on the same floor are two rooms used by the students in their various classes; also for meetings of committees, and for other purposes. The third story consists of a small dwelling of five rooms, where the Curator resides. Considerable additions have been made to the Museum in recent years, partly by purchase and partly by donation, including a large number of materia medica specimens. The Laboratory is on the upper floor of the college building. It is well arranged for light and ventilation, and is provided with all conveniences necessary for the comfort of the students, and is large enough for present requirements.
CALENDAR AND DIRECTORY.
The lectures of this College are delivered in the summer months. This enables the Professor of Botany to give his instruction by demonstrations in the field. It is the season when business in this city is lightest, thus rendering it easier for clerks to find time to attend lectures and to study at home.
The session of 1891 will begin on Monday, April 6, and will close about the end of September.
The annual Commencement, for conferring the degree of Graduate in Pharmacy, is held about the middle of November.
The lectures are delivered in the hall of the College, 113 Fulton Street, west of Polk, San Francisco.
The office of the Dean is at No. 859 Market Street, San Francisco.
PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION FOR MATRICULATION.
All applicants for admission to the regular course for graduation at this College will be required to pass first an examination, or else to present a diploma or other satisfactory written evidence that they have passed the first grammargrade, and are entitled to enter a high school of this State, or have attended some institution of a grade equal to that of our high schools. Those who do not present such certificate will be examined in English reading and composition, writing, geography and arithmetic.
This examination is held in the first week of the session, in the college building, 113 Fulton Street.
As young people are advised not to enter the College until they are eighteen years of age, those who intend to make pharmacy their vocation should, if they are not regularly at school, use their spare time before they reach that age, in obtaining the equivalent of at least a good common-school education. In this city good night-schools and evening classes give ample opportunity for pursuing these preparatory studies. They should also, if possible, master the
rudiments of Latin, so that they may not need to devote any time to this subject during the sessions. As yet, however, the Trustees do not insist upon students passing an examination in Latin previous to entering the College, though they will probably do so in a few years. In the meantime an Instructor in Latin has been appointed.
COURSES OF INSTRUCTION.
The following courses are prescribed to all candidates for the degree of Graduate in Pharmacy:
1. Elementary Botany: Junior Course. This course is preparatory to the advanced lectures on botany by Professor Behr, and to those on materia medica by Professor Searby. The students are taught to dissect living plants, of which an abundance is at all seasons available, and are instructed in regard to their structure and morphology. The development and functions of the various parts and organs are described, as well as their position, diversities of form, arrangement, etc. Excursions, for the purpose of practical demonstrations by the students, under the direction of the professor, are made once a month. Thirty lectures; Thursdays, at 11:30 a. M. Professor BEHR.
II. Structural and Systematic Botany: Senior Course. Structural, functional and systematic botany, and the geography of plants, with microscopic demonstrations. In addition to the weekly lectures, excursions are made into the country every alternate week during the session, for the purpose of collecting and studying indigenous plants, under the direction of the professor. Thirty lectures; Tuesdays, at 11:30 A. M. Professor BEHR.
III. Materia Medica: Junior Course. A study of the vegetable drugs as classed under the respective natural orders, and a description of the parts used; also their habitat and properties, and the dose. In the latter part of the course the drugs of animal origin will be so fully considered as to make it unnecessary to discuss them in the Senior course, which will treat exclu- . sively of drugs of vegetable origin. Thirty lectures; Mondays, at 7:30 P. M. Professor SEARBY.
IV. Materia Medica: Senior Course. A systematic study of drugs of vegetable origin. The physical properties and internal structure of each drug are described, attention being called to those characteristics that indicate inferior or superior quality, and also to those that are of special importance as a means of identification or of detecting adulterations and substitutions. The chemical constituents, whether medicinal or other, receive an important share of attention. The medicinal properties and doses are noted, and the antidotes to such drugs as are poisonous. The lectures are illustrated by specimens selected with reference to noteworthy characteristics, and by plates and charts. Thirty lectures; Tuesdays, at 8:30 P. M. Professor SEARBY.
V. Elementary Physics and Chemistry: Junior Course. (1) Elementary physics, illustrating the general properties of matter, and the forces of light and heat, together with their relations to chemical science.
(2) Elementary and inorganic chemistry, in which are included the electrochemical theory, the equivalence of atoms and of radicals, chemical notation and nomenclature, and the laws of chemical combination. These lectures treat especially of those elements and their compounds which are of direct interest to the student of pharmacy. Thirty lectures; Fridays, at 7:30 P. M. Professor WENZELL.
VI. Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Senior Course. Advanced chemical philosophy; specific heat, molecular physics, the atomic theory, the atomicities of elemental molecules, crystallography, stachiometry, etc., followed by systematic instruction in organic chemistry, in the course of which the hydrocarbons and their most important derivatives-the alcohols, ethers, acids, glucosides, alkaloids, etc.-receive due attention. Thirty lectures; Tuesdays, at 7:30 P. M. Professor WENZELL.
VII. Pharmaceutical Manipulation, Apparatus, etc.: Junior Course. (1) Definition of pharmaceutical terms, review of the history of the United States Pharmacopoeia, and consideration of useful works of reference.
(2) The various systems and appliances of weights and measures used in the United States, Great Britain, France and Germany, and the apparatus necessary for the determination of specific gravity, considered and illustrated by experiments, in order to show their use in testing and identifying officinal articles.
(3) Lectures on such topics as the sources and management of heat, its application to the processes of evaporation, distillation, simple, fractional and destructive, sublimation, calcination, etc.; the different degrees of comminution of drugs, and how they are effected; the principles of solution, filtration, clarification and decoloration, neutralization, crystallization, precipitation and dialysis; digestion, infusion, maceration, percolation and repercolation, with practical illustrations. The course concludes with a few lectures on extemporaneous pharmacy, the reading of prescriptions, and the requirements and conveniences of the dispensing counter. Thirty lectures; Mondays, at 8:30 P. M. Professor MEIER.
VIII. Practical Pharmacy: Senior Course. A systematic treatment of the preparations of the pharmacopoeia, their source, manufacture and uses, the adulterations and sophistications to which they are subject, and the methods of their detection. The lectures are illustrated by charts and apparatus.
The professor in charge has made arrangements to accompany students to several manufacturing establishments of San Francisco and the vicinity, such as acid and chemical works, alcohol distilleries, glass works, sugar refineries, drug mills, etc., where they may observe many of the operations described in the lectures, conducted on a large scale. Thirty lectures; Fridays, at 8:30 Professor MEIER.
Outline of Studies.
The Roman numerals refer to the descriptions of the Courses given above.
JUNIOR YEAR.-Elementary Botany, I. Materia Medica, III. Elementary Physics and Chemistry, V. Pharmaceutical Manipulation, Apparatus, etc., VII. Latin (optional).