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Twenty-fourth Series, Xo. 49 September 6, 1924

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Twenty-fourth Series, No. 49 September 6, 1924

Issued weekly at Columbia University, Morningside Heights, New York, N. Y. Entered a?
second-class matter August 10, 1918, at the post-ofBce at New York, N. Y., under the act of
August 24, 1912. Acceptance for mailing at a special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103,
Act of October 3, 1917, autliorized. These include:

1. Annual Reports of the President and Treasurer to the Trustees.

2. The Catalogue of the University, price twenty-five cents, and the Announcements of the
several Colleges and Schools, and of certain Divisions, issued in the Spring, and relating to the
work of the next year. These are made as accurate as possible, but the right is reserved to make
changes in detail as circumstances require. The current number of any of these Announcements
will be sent without charge upon application to the Secretary of the University.

This College holds membership in the American Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties. The
object of the Conference is to promote the interests of pharmaceutical education and all institu-
tions holding membership in the same must maintain certain minimum requirements for entrance
and graduation. Through the influence of the Conference higher standards of education have been
adopted from time to time, and the fact that several States by law or by Board ruling recognize
the standards of the Conference is evidence of this influence.

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Officers and Trustees 5

Committees of the Trustees 6

Faculty 7

General Statement ' 9

Courses Offered 14

Important Announcements 15

Entrance Requirements, College Course 16

University Courses 18

Method of Instruction 20

Fees 20

Regulations of Board of Trustees 21

Requirements for Regular Students 22

Requirements for Graduation 22

The Library 23

Information Bureau 24

Employment for Students 24

Prizes and Scholarships 25

Program of Studies and Courses of Instruction

First Year 28

Second Year 34

Third Year 40

Fourth Year 45

Synopsis of Work of Each Year 48

Graduate 51

University Business Course 55

Summer 54

Evening Courses 54

Optional Courses of Instruction 58

Alumni Association 60

Register of Graduates and Students 61

Scheme of Attendance 81

Academic Calendar 85

Endowments 88



Nicholas Murray Butler President

Charles F. Chandler Honorary President

William J. Schieffelin Honorary Vice-President

Henry C. Lovis First Vice-President

Edward Plaut Second Vice-President

V. Chapin Daggett Third Vice-President

Clarence O. Bigelow, io6 Sixth Ave., New York, N. Y Treasurer

Charles W. Holton Secretary

Arthur J. Bauer Assistant Secretary

Walter B. Simpson Registrar

Eleanor Kerker Assistant Registrar

Messrs. Sullivan & Cromwell, 49 Wall St., New York, N. Y Counsel


Charles Friedgen, 1925 Albert E. Stratton, 1926

Adolph Henning, 1925 Theodore Weicker, 1926

J. Leon Lascoff, 1925 Jacob Weil, 1926

Richard H. Timmermann, 1925 David Costelo, 1927

Frank C. Starr, 1925 Howell Foster, 1927

Robert M. McCutchen, 1926 Charles J. McCloskey, 1927

Irving McKesson, 1926 William P. Ritchey, 1927
Herman Walter, 1927

For special or more detailed information than is given in this announcement,
applicants are requested to address the Registrar of the College, 115 West Sixty-
eighth Street. His office hours are as follows: From September i, 1924 to May
I, 1925, daily except Saturdays, 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. ; Saturdays, 9 a. m. to 12 m.
Other portions of the year, daily (except Saturdays), 9:30 a. m. to 4 p. m.; Satur-
days, 9:30 a. m. to 12 m.


Auditing Committee

Adolph Henning, Chairman, loi Beekman Street
William P. Ritchey
Frank C. Starr

Instruction Committee

Henry C. Lovis, Chairman, 87 Maiden Lane


David Costelo

V. Chapin Daggett

Charles W. Holton

Dean H. H. Rusby, ex-officio

Examination Committee

Theodore Weicker, Chairman, 78 Beekman Street
Arthur J. Bauer
David Costelo
Howell Foster
William P. Ritchey

Membership Committee

J. Leon Lascoff, Chairman, 1223 Lexington Avenue
Charles Friedgen
Albert E. Stratton
Herman Walter
Jacob Weil

Library Committee

Theodore Weicker, Chairman, 78 Beekman Street
Robert McCutchen
Richard H. Timmermann

Property Committee

Adolph Henning, Chairman, loi Beekman Street
C. O. Bigelow
Irving McKesson
Edward Plaut
Jacob Weil


OflBcers of the Faculty

Nicholas Murray Butler, LL.D. (Cantab.), D.Litt. (Oxon.), Hon.D. (Paris)


Henry H. Rusby, M.D., Ph.M .Dean

George C. Diekman, Ph.G., M.D Associate Dean and Secretary

and Elected Member of the University Council

The Faculty

Charles F. Chandler, A.M., Ph.D., M.D., LL.D., Sc.D Professor

Emeritus of Organic Chemistry

VlRcm CoBLENTZ, A.M., Ph.D., Phar.M., F.C.S Professor Emeritus of


Henry H. Rusby, M.D., Ph.M Professor of Materia Medica

George C. Diekman, Ph.G., M.D Professor of Pharmacy

Henry V. Arny, Ph.M., Ph.D., F.C.S Professor of Chemistry

Carlton C. Curtis, Ph.D.. . .Associate Professor of Botany, Columbia University

Curt P. Wimmer, A.M., Phar.D Associate Professor of Pharmacy

Jeannot Hostmann, Ph.G Associate Professor of Chemistry

Charles W. Ballard, A.M., Phar.D.. . .Associate Professor of Materia Medica

D. S. D. Jessup, M.D Associate Professor of Bacteriology

Lewis N. Brown, Phar.D Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Hugo H. Schaefer, Phar.D. .. .Assistant Professor of Physics and Chemistry

Fanchon Hart, Ph.G Assistant Professor of Materia Medica and Botany

Harold MacAdams, Ph.Ch Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Joseph F. McCarthy, Phar.D., M.D Assistant Professor of Urology

William J. Bonisteel, B.S Assistant Professor in Materia Medica


Vivian Commons, Ph.G Instructor in Pharmacy

William J. Macsata, Ph.Ch Instructor in Analytical Chemistry

Harry Taub, B.S Instructor in Materia Medica

Abraham Taub, B.S Instructor in Chemistry and Physics

Leslie B. Barrett, Ph.Ch Instructor in Materia Medica

Augustus A. Maier, Ph.Ch. Instructor in Analytical Chemistry

Leslie Jayne, Ph.Ch Instructor in Analytical Chemistry

Bernard J. Flood, Ph.Ch Instructor in Chemistry and Physics

M. Donald Cadman, Ph.G Instructor in Pharmacy

Aleita Hopping, Ph.D Instructor in Physiology

Maxwell Karshan, B.S., M.A Instructor in Biological Chemistry


John W. Abney, M.S Lecturer and Instructor in Pharmaceutical

A ccounting

Howell A. Inghram, M.S Lecturer and Instructor in Pharmaceutical


Edson L. Outwin, B.C.S.; C.P.A. . . .Lecturer and Instructor in Pharmaceutical

A ccounting

Wm. Henry Carpenter, Ph.D Provost of the University

Frank D. Fackenthal, A.B Secretary of the University

Henry Lee Norris, M.E Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds

Henry V. Arny, Ph.D Librarian of the College of Pharmacy

EsTELLE Weintraub Assistant Librarian of the College of Pharmacy

Adam Leroy Jones, Ph.D Director of University Admissions

Charles S. Danielson Bursar of the University


Columbia University was founded in 1754 as Kings College by royal grant of
George II, King of England, "for the Instruction of youth in the Learned Lan-
guages, and the Liberal Arts and Sciences." The Revolutionary War interrupted
its active work; but in 1784 it was reopened as Columbia College. In 1912,
the title was changed to Columbia University in the City of New York.

The University at the present time consists of Columbia College, the under-
graduate college of liberal arts, which offers a program of studies leading to the
degree of Bachelor of Arts; the School of Law, with courses leading to the de-
grees of Bachelor and Master of Laws and Doctor of Law (Doctor Juris) ; the
School of Medicine with courses leading to the degree of Doctor of Medicine;
the Schools of Mines, Engineering, and Chemistry, with courses leading to the
several engineering degrees and the degree of Master of Science; the School of
Architecture, with courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Architecture and
Master of Science; the School of Journalism, with courses leading to the degrees
of Bachelor of Literature and Master of Science; the School of Business, with
courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Science; the School
of Dental and Oral Surgery, with courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor
of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery; the non-professional graduate Faculties
of Political Science, Philosophy and Pure Science, with courses leading to the
degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. In addition to these Schools
and Faculties, the University includes the independent corporations of Barnard
College, the undergraduate college for women, with courses leading to the degree
of Bachelor of Arts; Teachers College, including the Faculties of Education and
Practical Arts, with courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Master
of Arts and Master of Science; and the College of Pharmacy of the City of New
York, with courses leading to the degrees of Pharmaceutical Chemist, Bachelor
of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy.

The University maintains three Sessions during the year: The Winter Session,
beginning the last Wednesday of September and ending the first Tuesday of
February; the Spring Session, beginning the first Wednesday of February and
ending the second Wednesday of June; and the Summer Session of six weeks'
duration, beginning immediately after July 4. Through its system of University
Extension the opportunity is offered to men and women to pursue subjects in-
cluded in a liberal education and to take courses toward a diploma or an academic
degree; Home Study courses are also offered to persons who are unable to take
work in residence.


A student accepted and registered bj^ the proper authorities as having fulfilled
the preliminary qualifications for candidacy for a degree, certificate of pro-
ficiency, or diploma is enrolled as a matriculated student of the University. A
period of regular attendance upon all stated academic exercises amounting to


at least one academic year must be completed by every candidate for a degree.

Students prevented by conscientious scruples from complying with academic
requirements which may be fulfilled only upon days set apart by their church
for religious observance, should make application to the appropriate authority
for equitable relief.

A student not enrolled as a matriculated student may enter the University
as a non-matriculated student, and be permitted to attend such courses of in-
struction as he is qualified to take, but not as a candidate for a degree, certificate
of proficiency, or diploma. Such students are expected to conform to the same
standard of attendance and scholarship as are required of matriculated students..
Non-matriculated students may receive a formal statement of the satisfactory
completion of any course.

In the Announcement of each School will be found the specific conditions govern-
ing admission to courses of instruction and to candidacy for a degree.

The admission, continuance upon the rolls, and graduation of any student,
is subject to the full disciplinary power of the University authorities, as pre-
scribed by the Statutes of the University.


Before attending any University exercises each student shall present himself
at the office of the Registrar and shall there file a registration blank giving such
information as may be required for the University records together with a state-
ment of the courses he is authorized to pursue. The places of registration are
the general office of the Registrar of the University in University Hall ; the Col-
lege of Physicians and Surgeons, 437 West Fifty-ninth Street; the School of Dental
and Oral Surgery, 302 East Thirty-fifth Street; the College of Pharmacy, 115
West Sixty-eighth Street; Barnard College; and Teachers College. To com-
plete his registration the student shall pay the required fees.

Each person whose registration has been completed will be considered a stu-
dent of the University during the period for which such registration is held valid.
No student registered in any school or college of the University shall at the same
time be registered in any other school or college, either of Columbia University
or of any other institution, without the consent of the appropriate Dean or


Diplomas are issued only at Commencement, in February and October, or
in the case of the Ph.D. degree, upon the completion of the requirements.


An honorable discharge will always be granted to any student in good academic
standing, and not subject to discipline, who may desire to withdraw from the
University; but no student under the age of twenty-one 3'ears shall be entitled
to a discharge without the assent of his parent or guardian furnished in writing
to the proper Dean or Director, students withdrawing are required to notify


the Registrar. Applications for the return of fees must be made in writing at
the time of withdrawal.

The Dean or Director of the school or faculty concerned may, for reasons of
weight, grant a leave of absence to a student in good standing.


The Announcements of each College or School, of the Summer Session, of Uni-
versity Extension, and of the several divisions under which the departments of
instruction are grouped, may be obtained without charge from the Secretary of
the University.

The Announcement of each School contains a schedule of fees and expenses
for the courses in that School.


The General Library of the University contains about 865,000 volumes, ex-
clusive of unbound pamphlets and doctoral dissertations. The various depart-
ments of instruction have also special libraries in connection with their lecture-
rooms and laboratories. The Avery Architectural Library, the Law Library,
the Ella Weed Library of Barnard College, the Bryson Library of Teachers
College, and the libraries of the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Col-
lege of Pharmacy, are all available to students of the University.

Residence Halls

There are three residence halls on South Field: Hartley and Livingston with
300 rooms each, and Furnald, with 282 rooms. Johnson Hall, on East Field
(ready in September, 1924), for women students in the graduate and professional
schools, Whittier, Bancroft and Seth Low Halls, maintained by Teachers Col-
lege, and Brooks and John Jay Halls, maintained by Barnard College, are dormi-
tories for women. Tompkins Hall, located at 21 Claremont Avenue, is designed
especially for women students in the professional schools and those in University
Extension. The University Commons, in University Hall, provides board at
reasonable rates.

Religious Interests

Service, at which attendance is voluntary, is held in St. Paul's Chapel at noon
every week-day during the academic year, except on Saturdays. The Sunday
service is held at four o'clock. Earl Hall, the home of the religious, philanthropic,
and social organizations and interests of the University, is open daily to all

General Assembly

The hour between 1:10 and 2 o'clock on Tuesdays is reserved each week
throughout the year as a General Assembly hour, and no courses are held at
this time in any school of the University, with the exception of the School of
Dentistry, the College of Pharmacy and the Summer Session.


Medical Service

The University Medical Officer, Dr. McCastline, has direct supervision of all
matters affecting the health of the student body. All cases of illness, especially
communicable diseases, must be promptly reported to him. Absence from classes
due to illness must also be reported to his office. Dr. McCastline, as University
Physician, and the members of his staff hold office hours daily in Earl Hall for
consultation with students.

Members of the University who need medical attention at home, and who
desire to be advised concerning private physicans, specialists and nursing care,
will receive such information upon applying at the office of the University Phy-


The Gymnasium is completely fitted with gymnastic apparatus and contains a
swimming pool, baths, rooms for rowing, fencing, boxing and wrestling, and hand-
ball courts. It is open daily to male students of the University during the aca-
demic year, except on Sundays and legal holidays. Every student is entitled to a
physical examination by the Medical Director. On the basis of this examination,
advice is given as to the kind and amount of exercise best adapted to his needs.
Students Hall, of Barnard College, and the Thompson Memorial Building, of
Teachers College, are thoroughly equipped with physical training facilities for
women students.

Student Assistance

The University, through the Secretary of Appointments, endeavors to give to
students who need it the opportunity to earn enough for partial support and to
extend assistance in other ways. No prospective student, however, should come
to Columbia expecting to depend entirely or even largely upon the assistance of
the University, and every student should be prepared to meet at least the ex-
penses of the first half-year — say $500.

Book Store

A University book store is maintained in the building of the School of Journal-
ism, under the auspices of the Columbia University Press, where students may
purchase books and stationery at stated discounts from list prices.



The ninety-fifth annual session of the College of Pharmacy, open to both men
and women, will begin on Monday, September 15, 1924.

It is to be noted that the American Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties,
of which all the pharmacy schools of the State of New York are members, has
decreed that, beginning with the session of 1923-24, all of its schools shall require
high school graduation or equivalent for admission. In accordance with this
agreement, this School now requires high school graduation or its equivalent
for all matriculants, the "equivalent" being 72 Regents' counts.

Prospective students should carefully note Rule No. 16 of the Pharmacy Laws
of the State of New York, part of which is as follows:

"c Matriculation. A matriculant of any registered school of pharmacy in
New York State must possess the 'Registered Apprentice Certificate' before
matriculation is completed. Any student who has not had practical experience
prior to entering the school or who has had experience in another State than
New York, shall be registered as an apprentice by the executive officer of such

Legislation recently enacted in New York State permits graduates of recog-
nized schools of pharmacy to take the licensing examination for Junior Pharma-
cist, if they are over 19 years of age and have had two years' experience in a
registered pharmacy or drug store in New York State. The College course counts
toward meeting the experience requirement. A junior pharmacist may, sub-
ject to the rules of the State Board of Pharmacy, have temporary charge of a
registered pharmacy or drug store for not more than two consecutive hours
nor more than four hours in each twenty-four.

Students who have served in either the Medical Department of the U. S.
Army or the Hospital Corps of the U. S. Navy, and whose discharge papers
note such service may receive credit therefor toward meeting the experience
requirement of the State Board of Pharmacy.

The demand for graduates of this College to fill responsible positions as clerks
and managers of pharmacies is steadily increasing, and more rapidly than our
ability to supply graduates, in spite of the present very large attendance. Coin-
cident with this increasing demand, there has been a steady rise in the rates of

Still more noteworthy is the increasing call for graduates of advanced courses,
to fill other professional positions.

The general application of federal, state and municipal food and drug laws is
creating a demand for thoroughly trained pharmaceutical inspectors and analysts.
The obligations thus imposed upon manufacturers and merchants must result,
and are doing so, in compelling them to employ scientifically trained assistants
for responsible services which have heretofore, in very many cases, been left to
incompetent and irresponsible employees. For this field of service the ordinary
graduate in pharmacy is wholly unqualified.

Another class of demands that are frequently encountered is for instructors,
professors and heads of departments in pharmacy schools. The teaching staffs
in the schools of pharmacy of the United States now include nearly one thousand
members. However well qualified these instructors may be as to knowledge of


the subjects that they are engaged in teaching, few of them have received the
special training in the theory and art of teaching which is considered essential
for teachers in other schools. Special provision for this work, as an elective, is
called for in the complete pharmaceutical curriculum.

To meet these higher requirements, three, four and six year courses of study,
leading respectively to the degrees of Pharmaceutical Chemist (Ph.Ch.), Bachelor
of Science in Pharmacy (B.S. in Phar.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Phar.D.)
have been established.

It is particularly worthy of note that the Education Department of the State
of New York has adopted these conditions as a State requirement.

The College Building

The location of the College is at one of the most readily accessible points in
the City. Within two blocks are stations of the elevated and underground rail-
roads, and the Broadway, Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue lines connect with
nearly all surface lines in the City. The completion of the various tunnels under
the Hudson, East and Harlem rivers has greatly facilitated and expedited subur-
ban transportation. Central Park is within two blocks of the College, and the
American Museum of Natural History and the Medical Department of the Uni-
versity are each about a half-mile away. The central buildings of the University
are reached within fifteen minutes from the door of the College.

The College Building was erected after a study of the principal buildings of
the kind in this country and abroad. Experience has failed to show any material
feature in which it could have been better adapted to the purpose of pharmaceu-
tical instruction, either theoretical or practical, but so great as been the increase
in the applications for admission that it has been found necessary to provide
greater accommodations in the form of an additional connecting building.

In its planning, two principal objects have been kept in view; first, provision
for a fifty per cent increase in the membership of the first and second-year classes;
second, greatly increased and improved facilities for the work of the higher classes.
In connection with the latter, extensive provision has been made for research
work, by both faculty and special students. Our Library has also been greatly
improved, the entire lower floor of the new building having been reserved for
its accommodation.


Three Regular Courses of study are offered, known respectively as the Col-
lege Course, the University Course and the Graduate Course, and three Evening
Courses in the Departments of Materia Medica, Pharmacy and Chemistry. A
Summer Preparatory Course is also provided, designed to enable students so
desiring to better prepare themselves for the fall supplementary examinations.

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