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to borrow from the great Libi'ary of the Surgeon-General's office at Washington.

The Library contains an extensive series of periodicals on chemistry, pharmacy,
and botany, with their allied branches. All important journals relating to the
work of the College are regularly received.

During regular College hours the Library is accessible not only to officers and
students of the College, but also to the pharmacists of the city. Under certain
regulations, books may be borrowed for outside use, but for obvious reasons



COLLEGE OF PHARMACY 15

important works of reference and unbound periodicals are not loaned. Library
copies of the text-books in use by the College may not be removed from the
library.

INFORMATION BUREAU

The Information Bureau conducted by the library staff is designed to furnish
pharmacists with data required in emergencies and not available in the library
of the average drug store. During the past years of operation the Bureau has
met with gratifying success, and it is steadily growing in popularity.

The following paragraphs explain the methods employed in conducting the
service.

1. Telephone inquiries will be answered cheerfully without charge. Residents
of Greater New York or vicinity wishing to inquire about some pharmaceutical
problem will call up the Information Bureau, Trafalgar 1733, and will receive
information immediately if it is accessible.

2. Non-residents will have their problems answered by mail if they enclose a
self-addressed stamped envelope.

3. Problems requiring extended research will be handled for a fee as moderate
as consistent with high-grade service.

4. Translations of articles from foreign languages, either in full or in abstract,
as well as transcripts of papers appearing in English or American pharmaceutical,
chemical or botanical periodicals will be prepared for those desiring to pay for
such service.

5. As in the past, all visitors to the Library, desiring to do their own research
work, will be given courteous attention.

EMPLOYMENT FOR STUDENTS

The Registrar, so far as possible, assists students to secure such positions, in
and about the city, as will not prevent them from regularly attending the College
exercises.

The general plan adopted may be briefly stated as follows: Each pharmacist
engages both a first and second year student, who shall work alternately three
days during the week and half a day on Sunday. This allows the students half
their time for College work and necessary rest. The College lectures are arranged
so as to harmonize with this plan.

Any student wishing to secure employment should upon entering College
communicate with the Registrar.

Within easy reach of the College are some three thousand pharmacies, where
students who have had some experience in pharmacy may obtain employment
with salary sufincient to pay the whole or a large part of their expenses while
attending College. During recent years the demand for graduates of this College
as clerks has been far greater than the available supply.

COURSES OFFERED

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



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Summer Preparatory Course is provided, designed to enable students so desiring
to better prepare themselves for the fall supplementary examinations. A number
of special courses have also been established, partly for the benefit of those regular
students who desire, for any reason, to specialize in certain lines of work, and
partly to provide instruction in individual departments for those who do not
desire to take the full course. Certificates, but not diplomas, are awarded to
the last-mentioned special students.

In response to inquiries frequently received as to the advantages of the Uni-
versity Course over the College Course, the following synopsis has been pre-
pared :

1. Members of the University class only are recognized as students of the Uni-
versity, and certain of the University privileges are open only to them.

2. The University Class receives instruction during three, instead of two,
years.

3. The degree of Graduate in Pharmacy, earned by a two year course, is now
scarcely recognized outside of the State of New York, where it will be substituted
by a three year course as soon as the necessary legislation can be enacted.

4. For the University Class, the College provides a thorough course of labora-
tory instruction in advanced Chemistry, Pharmacy' and Physics and special
courses in Microscopy and Bacteriology, consisting of both theoretical and
laboratory instruction.

5. The University course extends throughout the academic year, with special
instruction after the close of the College Course.

6. Not only is the degree of Pharmaceutical Chemist recognized as of higher
rank than that of Graduate in Pharmacy, but the three-year course for which
it is awarded qualifies its recipents for many lines of pharmaceutical work that
are not open to graduates from the two-year College Course.

7. The degrees of Pharmaceutical Chemist and Bachelor of Science in Phar-
macy are conferred by the University, that of Graduate in Pharmacy by the
College.

Admission to the Graduate Course, leading to the degree of Doctor of Phar-
macy, is permitted only to those holding the degree of B S. In Phar. of Columbia
University, or a degree of equal value.

It ma}' be said In conclusion that the present tendency is strongly toward a
higher educational grade than that represented by the Graduate degree, and the
degree of Graduate In Pharmacy is ceasing to represent a satisfactory professional
preparation.

Through a faculty consisting of twenty-eight active professors and instructors,
students In all classes derive the benefit not only of the most advanced methods,
but of instruction in small groups or class sections, thus allowing the largest
amount of individual attention.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

I. It has been agreed among all the important state boards of pharmacy in
the United States, with the exception of New York, that the degree of
Graduate in Pharmacy, awarded for a course of less than three years, will not
be accepted from graduates matriculating after the year 1924. The pharmacy



COLLEGE OF PHARMACY 17

schools of New York cannot demand a three-year course for the above-named
degree until suitable action shall have been taken by the Legislature; such action
probably cannot be taken before the fall of 1927. It follows that students ma-
triculating in the pharmacy schools of this state in 1925 or 1926 must pursue some
other course than the Ph.G. course of two years, if they wish their diploma to be
recognized in other states. Our University Course of three years, leading to the
degree of Pharmaceutical Chemist (see page 20), is more than equivalent to
the three-year course required by other states, as stated above.

2. The work of the University Course mentioned above is performed separately
from that of the College Course of two years. For this course, the available
space and equipment are not capable of accommodating more than 130 students.
It is our desire to reserve these accommodations for students preparing for loca-
tions in other states, or who desire to be qualified so to do, and all such students
are urged to secure their reservations without delay. Transfers from one to the
other group will not be possible after the commencement of the work of the
session.

3. Students matriculating for the Ph.C. degree will no longer receive the Ph.G.
degree at the end of the second year as heretofore, as the higher degree of Ph.C.
is regarded as including all the rights and privileges of the lower degree.

4. As a result of the heavy demand upon us for undergraduate instruction — a
demand so great that for some years past we have been unable to admit all who
have applied — we find our resources in space, equipment and Faculty service
taxed to the utmost. For the present, therefore, it is impossible to provide the
graduate instruction that is desired. Certain special courses of graduate instruc-
tion may be offered in exceptional cases, but, until after our reorganization in
1927 under the new statutes and regulations contemplated, it will be impossible
to offer a formal graduate course, or to award a graduate degree.

5. We urgently call the attention of those who are preparing for matriculation
in 1928 or thereafter to the requirement of the State Education Department for
drug-store experience before matriculation. It is now understood that this re-
quirement will be for one instead of two years as previously contemplated. This
means that every candidate for admission to a pharmacy school must have had
experience in a pharmacy or drug-store amounting to a total of 50 hours weekly
for fifty-two weeks.

6. The following important changes have been made in the subject matter of
the University Course.

A. The work in Bacteriology has been increased from 48 to 80 hours, a part
of the work in the histology of drugs having been transferred to the fourth year,
to render this change possible.

B. A course of 80 hours in cryptogamic botany has been included in the course
of the third year, in place of the course in vegetable taxonomy, which has been
transferred to the fourth year.

7. No student v/ill be admitted more than two weeks after the date of opening
of the session.

8. Attention is called to the combination course given by this school and the
Department of Business of the University, designed especially to fit the graduates
for positions as managers of drug stores and other pharmaceutical establish-
ments. (See page 40.)



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9. All matriculants for this session must pay at least one-third of the tuition
fee for the year, on or before the 5th day of September, 1925, failing which their
places will be filled by others, and no part of this sum will be refunded subse-
quently in case of the discontinuance of their course.

10. Any student who has failed in a laboratory course must make up this de-
ficiency during the summer session, and cannot be allowed laboratory space
during the regular session of 1925-1926, except on payment of the full tuition
fee for the year.

11. Students intending to compete for the Plaut Fellowship should carefully
read the conditions stated on page 28 of this Announcement, and take early steps
to qualify for such competition.

12. We are happy to announce the completion and occupancy of the new build-
ing under construction at the time of the publication of our last Announcement.
This addition is found to fully meet all expectations and it has contributed greatly
to the comfort and success of both students and instructors. Special reference
will be found on another page. We take the liberty of directing the attention
of all friends of the College to the fact that up to the present time we have suc-
ceeded in raising only about half of the sum necessary for the payment for this
building.

13. According to the present valuation of high school work by the New York
State Education Department, that of each year is rated as 18 counts, instead
of 15 as formerly. The equivalent of high school graduation, when secured other-
wise than by such graduation, is therefore understood as being 72 Regents counts.

14. A new college journal, "The Messenger" has been established, and will
appear hereafter as a monthly publication.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

COLLEGE COURSE

This is a course of two years, each of thirty-two weeks, leading to the degree
of Graduate in Pharmacy, conferred by the College, and qualifying the graduate
to meet examinations for the position of Licensed Pharmacist in New York
State and in several other States.

The admission of students to this course is conditional upon the limitations
of available space. For several years past, the College has not been able to
accommodate nearly all who have applied for admission. Although an increase
of fifty per cent in our accommodations has been made, we still find ourselves
compelled to turn away applicants. For the session of 1925-1926, we shall have
accommodations for only 260 new candidates for the degree of Ph.G. All properly
qualified applicants will be admitted in the order of their application, until only
fifty vacancies remain. Thereafter, we shall select only the best qualified of those
applying, to fill such vacancies.

For admission to this course, the student must be at least seventeen years of
age, and must present a Qualifying Certificate for a Pharmacy Student, issued
to him by the N. Y. State Education Department. This certificate, or the
statement of the State Education Department that the student is entitled to
it, must be filed on or before November 15. Those who have successfully pur-
sued four years' study at a high school or other school of corresponding grade,
recognized by the State Education Department, can secure the certificate by



COLLEGE OF PHARMACY



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sending their credentials to the Examination Division, Education Department,
Albany, N. Y., on a form provided for that purpose, together with a fee of one
dollar. Those unable to present such credentials are required to pass examina-
tions held by the Department ("Regents' Examinations") in any of the subjects
named in the following table which may be selected by the candidate, or in any
other subjects in which examinations are given, the subjects so selected to give
a total credit of at least seventy-two counts, as there indicated. These examina-
tions are held in January, June and September, in Albany, New York, Buffalo,
and Syracuse. All subjects taken in Regents' examinations to count toward the
certificate must be passed at not less than 75 per cent.

Students entering on credentials from foreign countries where the language
is other than English must pass a special examination in second-year English,
before being matriculated.

Students who have attended private institutions should not fail to ascertain
whether such institutions are approved by the Education Department. If not,
their credentials will not be accepted, and they will be required to take the
regular examinations of the Department. For information as to these examina-
tions, the necessary fees, etc., consult the State Education Department, Albany,
N. Y.

SUBJECTS OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION^

Ancient and Modern Languages

12 Three-year English 10 Second-year French

4 Fourth-year English . ID Second-year Spanish

10 Second-year Latin 10 Second -year Italian



10 Second-year Greek
10 Second-year Germ.an

5 Elementary algebra
3 A.dvanced algebra
5 Plane geometry



5 Physics

5 Chemistry



5 Modern history I
5 Modern history II
5 American history

5 Bookkeeping I
5 Bookkeeping II



10 Second-year Hebrew

Mathematics

2 Inter, algebra

2 Solid geometry

2 Plane trigonometry

Science

5 Biology

5 Physical geography

History and Social Science

23^ Economics
2]^ Civics

Commercial Subjects

5 Commercial arithmetic
10 Shorthand



2 Elementary representation
2 Intermediate drawing



Drawing

2 Elem. mechanical drawing



20 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

THE UNIVERSITY COURSES

These are courses of full academic years (September to June) leading to grad-
uation with the other departm.ents of the University, and to the degree of Phar-
maceutical Chemist, conferred by the University, at the end of the third year,
and to that of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the end of the fourth.

Pharmaceutical Chemist Course

For admission to this course, a student must be seventeen years of age, must
have graduated from a high school within or outside of the State of New York
that is accredited by the Education Department of this State, and must present
a pharmacy student qualifying certificate from the Education Department of
this State, based on 72 academic counts, equal to 15 Columbia units.

PRESCRIBED SUBJECTS

„ / I (grammar and composition) 1% units

I 2 (literature) i>^ umts

{ ai (algebra to quadratics) i unit

Mathematics \ , , ^ ^

t c (plane geometry) i unit

one unit from the following:

Physics I unit

Chemistry i unit

Biology I unit

Mathematics aii (algebra through quadratics and beyond) i unit

Elective subjects 9 units

Elementary French 2 units

Elementary German 2 units

elective subjects

Elementar}' Greek 2 units

Elementary History i, 2, 3 or 4 units

Elementary Italian 2 units

Elementary Latin 2, 3, or 4 units

Physics I unit

Elementary Spanish 2 units

Intermediate French i unit

Intermediate German i unit

Intermediate Spanish i unit

Intermediate Italian i unit

Advanced French i unit

Advanced Germ.an i unit

Advanced Spanish i unit

Advanced Greek i unit

Advanced Arithm.etic i unit

Advanced Latin i unit

Advanced Mathematics K. i or i>^ units

Biology I unit

Botany i unit

Chemistry i unit

Drav. ing i unit



COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

Harmony i unit

Musical Appreciation i unit

Phiysiography i unit

Shopwork l unit

Zoology I unit

Second Year Hebrew 2 units

Elementary Bookkeeping i unit

Advanced Bookkeeping i unit



Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Course

The requirements for admission to this course diflfer from those of the Pharma-
ceutical Chemist Course in the following particulars:

Course aii, quadratics and beyond, is prescribed, in addition to those above
stated.

The candidate must be a graduate of an accredited high school of the State of
New York, where the subjects outlined have been covered. Those not so qualify-
ing must secure fifteen units at the entrance examinations conducted by Columbia
University or the College Entrance Board. Graduates of high schools outside
of the State of New York, may substitute for that examination, the June psycho-
logical tests of Columbia University, for the conditions of which the Director of
Admissions of the University should be consulted.



METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

The instruction of each class during the first and second year College Courses
occupies three days of the week, the alternate days being free for practical ex-
perience in the pharmacy. This arrangement provides a source of income, which
is a necessity for many of the students of the College.

For the purpose of more fully elucidating the subjects presented in the lectures
and laboratories and of familiarizing the students therewith, and as a test of at-
tention and progress, provision is made for a complete series of recitations or
quizzes by a corps of qualified instructors. The order of topics and the manner
of their treatment at these recitations follow closely the courses of instruction
given by the professors in the respective departments. In order that all the mem-
bers of the class may be drilled as often and as thouroughly as possible, the classes
are divided into sections, the instruction of each section being identical, but
conducted at different hours.

In several departments each student receives daily, before the beginning of the
work, a mimeographed copy of the exercises.



GRADUATE IN PHARMACY — COLLEGE COURSE

This course, of two years, is designed to fit the graduate for meeting the require-
ments of the Board of Pharmacy of the State of New York, this being one of the
few boards in the United States that will continue, for a period of two or three
years, to examine candidates who have completed a course of two years.



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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY



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MM 13-14
MM 19-20
Chm. 1-2
Chm. 3-4
Chm. 5-6
Phr. 7-8
Phr. 9-10
Phr. 11-12



MM 59
MM 60
MM61-62
Chm. 51-52
Chm. 53-54
Phr. 55-56
Phr. 57-58
Phr. 63-64



First Year



Botany

Physiology and Hygiene
Posology
General Physics
Inorganic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Theory of Pharmacy
Practical Pharmacy
Dispensing Pharmacy

Second Year



Materia Medica

Toxicology

Pharmacognosy

Organic Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Practical Pharmacy

Dispensing Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Law and Accounting



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Hours


Laboratory
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PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST — UNIVERSITY COURSE

This course, of three years, conforms to all the requirements of the American
Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties, as to conditions of admission and gradua-
tion, but comprises more hours of instruction, and includes additional subject
matter, than pertain to that course. Under the statutes of New York, it is the
only three year pharmacy course that can be given, and the degree of Pharm-
aceutical Chemist is the only one that can be awarded for it, until the statute is
amended, which is expected to be done before 1927. In the meantime, the course
is more comprehensive than that for the degree of Ph.G. and the degree is of high-
er rank.

First Year



MM isa-i6a-i7a-i8a

MM I3a-i4a

MM i9a-2oa

Chm. ia-2a

Chm. loia

Chm. 3a-4a

Chm. 5a-6a

Phr. 7a-8a

Phr. 9a-ioa

Phr. iia-i2a



Botany

Physiology and Hygiene
Posology
General Physics
Physics Laboratory
Inorganic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Theory of Pharmacy
Practical Pharmacy
Dispensing Pharmacy



Class


Laboratory Points


Hours


Hours




2K


3


8


2





4


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2





4





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2


4K





8H


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3


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8





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Second Year












Class


Laboratory


Points






Hours


Hours




MM 59a


Materia Medica


3





6


MM 60a


Toxicology


I





2


MM 6ia-62a


Pharmacognosy





3


3


Chm. 5ia-S2a


Organic Chemistry


4





8


Chm. 53a-S4a


Analytical Chemistry





3


3


Phr. 55a-56a


Practical Pharmacy


3


2


8


Phr. 57a-58a


Dispensing Pharmacy


I


I


3


Phr. 63a-64a


Pharmaceutical Law and Accounting xj4


iK


aH


Phr. 102a


Advanced Pharmacy

Third Year


I


I


3






Class


Laboratory


Points






Hours


Hours




MM 117-118


Bacteriology


I


iK


3K


MM 205-206


Morphology and Taxonomy of Crypt


0-








gams


I


2%


4K


Chm. 103-104


Industrial Chemistry


2





4


Chm. 105-106


Chemical Bibliography


I





a


Chm. 107-108


Analytical Chemistry


I


ID


12


Phr. 109-110


Higher Pharmacy


3


5


II


Phr. 111-112


Dispensing Pharmacy

Fourth Year





2


2






Class


Laboratory Points






Hours


Hours




MM 113-114


Applied Pharmacognosy


H


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7


MM 115-116


Botanical Taxonomy





i^


iK


MM 155-156


Human Physiology


I





2


Chm. 157-158


Quantitative Analysis


I


8


10


Chm. 159-160


Food Analysis and Toxicology


1


8


10


Phr. 163-164


Higher Pharmacy


iK


7


10



FEES

MATRICULATION AND REGISTRATION FEES

The Matriculation Fee ($5.00) must be paid by each student at the time of his
first registration. The matriculation fee is payable but once.

The Registration Fee ($5.00) is payable at the time of all subsequent registra-
tions for any year or in any of the prescribed courses.

TUITION FEES

College Course
The tuition fee for each year of the College Course is $185.00



24 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

University Course
The tuition fee for each of the first and second years of the University Course

is $210.00

The tuition fee for each year of the third and fourth years of the University

Course is $245.00

The tuition fee for each year of the Graduate Course is $250.00

First-year students who fail to pass the examinations at the end of the course
or at the supplementary examinations in the fall if they desire to repeat the first
year's work must pay a registration fee of $5.00 and a second tuition fee.

LABORATORY BREAKAGE FEE

At the beginning of each term each student is required to deposit the sum of
$10, to cover the cost of apparatus broken by him during that term. At the close
of the term such portion of this fee as has not been consumed by such breakage
will be returned to him.

SUMMER LABORATORY AND QUIZ COURSES

The fee for each subject of the Summer Quiz Course is $15.00

For each Summer Laboratory Course $25.00

The fee for a special lecture course in any single department of the regular

College Course is $35-oo

The fee for a special laboratory course in any single department of the regular

College Course is $75-oo



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