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Evening Course fees, isee page 42.

EXAMINATION FEES

On or before April 5, 1926, all students in the first and second year classes
must pay an examination fee of $10.

Candidates for the degree of Pharmaceutical Chemist must pay on or before
April 26, 1926, an examination fee of $10.

Candidates for the degree of B.S. in Pharmacy must pay, on or before April 26,
1926, an examination fee of $15.

PAYMENT OF FEES

The matriculation or registration fee must be paid at the time of registration.

The session fee may be paid as indicated below, the student electing which
plan he will accept.

All students registered in the first year class must, in order to complete their
matriculation, make the first payment of their fees on or before September 5,
1925, instead of September 14, as noted below. Fees are not returnable under
any circumstances.

A. Pay in full on or before September 14, 1925.

B. Pay one-half of the fee on or before September 14, 1925, and half on or
before January 4, 1926; in this case, $3 will be added to the first payment.



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C. Pay a third of the fee on or before September 14, 1925, a third on or before
December l, 1925, and a third on or before February 15, 1926; in this case $5
will be added to the first payment.

A student accepting plan B or C will, on failure to meet a payment, be liable
to be debarred, from that date, from attendance.

The fees for the Summer Preparatory and Evening Courses are payable in
advance.

All students, both regular and special, must pay their fees at the office of the
College.

It is estimated that an expenditure of $40 will cover the cost of the text-books
and necessary apparatus required for the full two-year course.

REGXJLATIONS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The rules and regulations stated in this Announcement and those posted on
the Bulletin Boards, signed by the Chairman of an authorized committee, or by
the Dean, will govern all students of this College until a new Announcement is
issued.

AUTHORITY OF THE DEAN

The Dean is the executive officer of the Faculty. It is his duty, under the
direction of the President, to enforce the rules of the Faculty and of the Board
of Trustees and to administer discipline in the case of their violation.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL REGULAR STUDENTS

Attendance

Students are particularly requested to be in attendance at the commence-
ment of the course, in order to obtain full benefit from the lectures. No student
will be admitted more than two weeks after the opening of the term, and no
member of the third and fourth year classes will be admitted later than one week
after the opening, except by special permission of the Faculty.

Every student must attend during ninety per cent, of the hours of instruction
in each year, and during eighty per cent, of those of each exercise. For being late
twice at daily opening the student will he charged with one absence. For failure to
comply with this condition, the student will forfeit the privilege of presenting himself
for examination.

Advancement in Classes

Advancement from one class to the next requires that the student successfully
pass an examination in all the subjects taught during the preceding year, the
passing mark being 75 per cent, although the Faculty may admit a student to the
next class conditioned in a single subject. It is to be particularly noted that in
deciding upon the qualifications of candidates, their term's work and their char-
acter as students will be given due consideration.

Those students who fail to pass these examinations — ^but not those who have
failed, without excuse, to present themselves thereat — will be allowed to undergo
a single supplementary examination to be held as announced on page 70, pro-



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vided, however, that they did not fail in a majority of their subjects, in which
latter case they must repeat their entire course. A student who fails in a labora-
tory course must repeat such course successfully before being advanced to the
higher class. This work must be done during the summer.

As an aid to those students who are required to take a supplementary exami-
nation, summer quiz courses are held as per schedule on page 41. By a regulation
of the State Education Department, students failing in more than one subject
must make good the deficiency at the school where they so failed. Applicants
for the supplementary examination must notify the Registrar on or before
September i, 1925.

Candidates for admission to advanced standing must either pass examinations
in all the subjects of the preceding year or must produce evidence of having
passed successfully examinations equal thereto.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

Ever^' person upon whom a degree is conferred by the College or the Univer-
sity must be of good moral character, and must have complied with all require-
ments for graduation.

Those entitled to diplomas will receive them at the end of the course without
regard to age or amount of practical experience, provided that, beginning with
the fall of igsS, one year of practical experience must he completed before
matriculation.

Those who fail to appear for examination (after having handed in their names
with the examination fee), or who do not pass satisfactorily, will be allowed to
present themselves at the following spring examination on paying an additional
fee of Sio and complying with all other requirements.

Such students may, if they prefer, be re-examined at any supplementary exam-
ination in September on payment of a fee of $5. 00 for each and every subject in
which examined.

The fees for a third spring examination shall correspond with those stated
above for the second examination.

Any student who shall have failed three times in three or more subjects at the
final examinations for graduation, shall be required to repeat the entire work
of the final year before being again admitted to examination. Any student failing
three times in one or two subjects, shall be required to repeat the entire work of
the final year in such subject or subjects before being again admitted to examina-
tion.

Beginning with the session 1925-1926 all students must obtain a rating of 75
per cent or higher in every department in which he may be examined. Therefore,
a student may get the required number of total marks, yet fail of graduation
because in one department he falls below the percentage required. Any student
failing in one or more departments, but not in laboratory courses, may present
himself for re-examination therein at the supplementary examination held in
September, or at the next regular spring examination. If successful, he will be
graduated without re-examination in the other departments. Should he so elect,
he may be re-examined in all departments, in order to increase his general average.
Failure in a laboratory course will necessitate the repeating of that course,
which repetition must occur during the summer vacation. See schedule on page 41.



COLLEGE F P HARM A CY 27

PRIZES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

The College reserves the right to withhold the award of any scholarship or
prize, if, in its opinion, no candidate has exhibited qualifications justifying the
award.

THE HONOR ROLL

The twenty candidates securing the highest averages at the final examinations,
constitute the Honor Roll, provided, however, that such candidates shall have
attained a general average of not less than 90%. The diplomas of such students
will bear a special gold seal of the College, bearing the inscription "With Honor."

TRUSTEES PRIZES

The Board of Trustees offers annually, to be presented at Commencement,
three prizes of $100 each, for competition at a special examination, by members
of the graduating class who have obtained a position on the roll of honor at the
regular examination for graduation. The prizes are awarded respectively for
the best practical examinations in Chemistry, Pharmacy and Materia Medica.
A certificate, stating the honor for which the prize was awarded, will also be
given to each of the recipients of these prizes.

THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRIZES

The Alumni Association of the College of Pharmacy offers three prizes to be
presented at Commencement to the three students having the highest standing
at graduation in the branches taught during the second year of the College course.
A gold medal will be given for the best general examination, a silver medal for
the second best examination, and a bronze medal for the third best examination.

Three prizes are awarded by the Alumni Association on "Alumni Day" to
those members of the first-year College and University Classes who stand highest
in laboratory work and who pass the best examinations in all branches of the
first College year. The first prize is a Torsion balance, the second prize a copy of
Arny, "Principles of Pharmacy," and the third prize a copy of Sadtler and
Coblentz, "Pharmaceutical Chemistry."

THE MAX J. BREITENBACH PRIZE

A cash prize of $200, accompanied by a certificate, is presented annually for
the highest proficiency in the Junior (third year) University Class. This prize
is provided for in perpetuity from the interest of funds bequeathed to the College
by the late Max J. Breitenbach for many years a devoted trustee.

THE KAPPA PSI PRIZE

The Gamma Chapter of the Kappa Psi Fraternity presents annually a gold
medal to be awarded to that Pharmaceutical Chemist not receiving either the
Breitenbach prize or the Seabury Scholarship who attains the highest standing
throughout the three years of the course.



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THE LILLIAN LEITERMAN PRIZE

Miss Lillian Leiterman, of the Class of 191 1 , offers a gold medal to that member
of the College class who has maintained the highest standing among the women
students throughout the entire College course.

THE J. LEON LASCOFF PRIZES

Trustee J. Leon Lascoff offers annually to the fourth and fifth students on
the honor roll of the graduating class a year's membership in the American
Pharmaceutical Association and to the sixth and seventh students on the honor
roll a year's membership in any State Pharmaceutical Association.

TRUSTEES SCHOLARSHIPS

Two scholarships, entitling the winners to free tuition during the second year,
are granted by the College for each session. These scholarships are awarded to
the two members of the first-year College class who secure the highest averages
at the regular spring examinations.

THE GEORGE J. SEABURY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship has been founded by Dr. Henry C. Lovis, in memory of his
uncle, Mr. George J. Seabury, for many years a member and patron of the College.
It provides for the tuition, during the Senior (fourth) year of the University
course, of that member of this class who has maintained the highest standing
during the three j^ears, provided, however, that such student is eligible for the
degree of B.S. in Phar., and shall not receive both this scholarship and the Max
J. Breltenbach prize.

THE ISAAC PLAUT FELLOWSHIP

This Fellowship for the encouragement of graduate study and original research
was founded by Mr. Albert Plant, in memory of his father, Isaac Plant.

Candidates for this Fellowship must have secured the degree of B.S. in Phar-
macy at this school, and must also possess credit for a year's study of a foreign
language, equivalent to that of the first year at Columbia College.

It provides for a year of study at a European school or university by that
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy of this College who shall have shown during his
full course of study here the greatest taste and aptitude for original investigation.
Should no member of a class be deemed worthy of the award, it will be withheld.

The Fellow shall be appointed by the Council of the University upon the
nomination of the Trustees of the College of Pharmacy. He shall attend a
foreign institution to be selected by himself and approved by the Faculty of the
College of Pharmacy, and shall pursue a course of study approved by the Faculty.
At the close of his incumbency he shall present to the Faculty a written report
of his work.

The Fellowship payment shall be made in three equal instalments, one on
June 15, one on November i, and one on March i, provided that the Fellow
continues faithfully to pursue the work undertaken. In case of failure so to do,



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he shall forfeit all further privileges and emoluments conferred upon him by his
appointment to the Fellowship, and the Trustees of the College of Pharmacy
may declare the Fellowship vacant.

N.B. — Competition for the Kappa Psi Prize, the Seabury Scholarship and the
Plaut Fellowship is open only to those students who take their entire course at
this College.

THE E. R. SQUIBB PRIZE

This is an annual cash prize of $100., founded by Messrs, E. R. Squibb & Sons,
in memory of Dr. E. R. Squibb. It is awarded to that graduate in Pharmacy
who exhibits the greatest proficiency in Analytical Chemistry during his second
year, as determined by the laboratory records.

THE LOUIS DOHME PRIZE

This is an annual cash prize of $100., founded by Messrs, Sharp & Dohme, in
memory of Mr. Louis Dohme. It is awarded to that graduate in Pharmacy who
exhibits the best practical knowledge of the drugs of the United States Pharma-
copoeia and National Formulary, as determined by the laboratory records and
final examinations.

THE JOSEPH WEINSTEIN PRIZE

This prize consists of a compound microscope and is established by the New
York Retail Druggists' Association, in memory of Dr. Joseph Weinstein. It is
awarded to that graduate in Pharmacy who has exhibited the greatest proficiency
in Analytical Chemistry during the two years, as determined by the laboratory
records and the final examination, and who has not secured any other prize.

THE ITALIAN PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION PRIZE

This Association offers annually a gold medal to the member of the graduating
class who has obtained the highest general average in practical laboratory work
during the second year.

THE LEHN AND FINK PRIZE

This prize consists of a gold medal, offered by Messrs. Lehn and Fink, of New
York City, for the graduate attaining the highest standing at the examinations
in Pharmacy.

THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION PRIZE

This Association offers annually a gold medal to that member of the graduating
class who has attained the highest general average in practical laboratory work,
during both years, in the Department of Pharmacy.

THE OLSHANSKY MEMORIAL MEDAL

This is a gold medal, founded by the students of this school in attendance upon
the session of 1 923-1 924, in memory of their beloved instructor, Jacob Caiman
Olshansky, whose death occurred during that academic year. This medal is to
be awarded annually to that student who has attained the highest average in his
class in the subject of Dispensing Pharmacy.



OUTLINE OF COURSES

CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 1-2 — General Physics. Lectures and recitations, 2 hours, 4
points. Professor Schaefer and Messrs. A. Taub, Jayne and Maier.

Text-book: Sadtler and Coblentz, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, fifth edition.

This course of lectures extends throughout the entire term and embraces the general and special
properties of matter, mechanics, acoustics, heat, light, magnetism, and electricity. The course
serves as a foundation and systematic introduction to the study of the chemical elements and their
compounds, and to the subjects of chemistry and pharmacy. Special attention is devoted to such
subdivisions as have a more direct bearing upon medicine.

The lectures are abundantly illustrated with experiments, the College possessing a fine set of
physical apparatus of the latest construction.

Chemistry 101 — Practical Physics. Laboratory course, 2 hours, 2 points.
Professor Schaefer and Mr. A. Taub.

This work is taken by students of the freshman year. University class, who are assigned to
sections. In order to keep these sections as small as possible, four such groups have been pro-
vided for. The course consists of thirteen half-day periods scheduled as follows:

Group

P. 1. 9-12:30 Mondays, Sept. 21-Dec. 14 incl.

P. 2. 9-12:30 Wednesdays, Sept. 23-Dec. 16 incl.

P. 3. 9-12:30 Mondays, Jan. 4-Mar, 29 incl.

P. 4. 9-12:30 Wednesdays, Jan. 6-Mar. 31 incl.

This work consists of experiments in fundamental physical measurements followed by special
work in heat, light and electricity. The final exercises of the course will be specialized to suit the
future need of each individual student, whether as pharmacist, physican or food chemist. The
laboratory is equipped not only with apparatus for routine exercises, but has the appliances neces-
sary for work in colorimetry, spectroscopy, refraction, calorimetry and electro-chemistry.

Chemistry 3-4 — General Inorganic Chemistry. Lectures and recitations,
43^ hours, 8J^ points. Professors Arny and Schaefer and Messrs. A. Taub,
Jayne and Maier.

This course begins with a consideration of fundamental principles, and an outline of chemical
theory, embracing the subjects of atoms, molecules, nomenclature, notation, etc., and continues
with explanations of the laws of chemical combination, and rules governing the formation and no-
menclature of acids, bases, and salts. Exercises in writing and calculating chemical equations are
given, followed by problems in pharmaceutical chemistry. The non-metallic elements are after-
ward taken up, with their various compounds, including the inorganic acids. The metals are then
taken up in detail, with the various salts which are of importance in chemistry and pharmacy,
together with the pharmaceutical preparations into which they enter. In this connection the
various pharmacopceial tests of identity and the subject of impurities and their detection receive
special attention. All typical methods for the preparation of inorganic and organic salts are ex-
plained. Practical exercises in chemical equations are given and the student is drilled in the calcula-
tions necessary in the preparation of pharmaceutical chemicals. This portion of the course is
treated from the standpoint of the pharmaceutical chemist, and involves a consideration of all
the official and important pharmaceutical chemical preparation and compounds derived therefrom.

In the University Class of 1925-1926 the lectures and recitations will be devoted to the theories
of chemistry and the non-metallic elements; consideration of the metals being deferred until the
sophomore year.

Text-book: Sadtler and Coblentz, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, fifth edition; U. S. Pharmaco-
poeia.



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Chemistry 5-6 — Analytical Chemistry. Laboratory Course, 2^2 hours,
3^^ points. Professors Hostmann and MacAdams and Messrs. Macsata,
Jayne and Maier.

The course in analytical chemistry consists of laboratory instruction and is attended by the class
in sections. Each student is provided with the necessary equipment, and is required to perform
all the operations involved in qualitative chemical analysis. The uses of apparatus, the actions
of reagents, and the proper manner of bringing about chemical reactions are illustrated and ex-
plained. On account of the fundamental importance to the true understanding of the subject
the simple laws governing chemical action in solution and the formation of precipitates, the na-
ture of solution, etc., are explained to the student. At first, and under the guidance of the teacher,
the characteristic reactions of the basic components are studied in solution, or in the solid at a high
temperature. The phenomena observed are interpreted and discussed, and the conclusions re-
corded. Later, the reactions are represented by equations. The value of grouping is utilized
and separations and identiiications of group members are performed. Finally, all facts acquired
by direct observation are brought together in the systematic procedure for analysis of mixtures.
In this recapitulation, individual effort is stimulated by independent work on samples of unlike
composition.

Text-book: Hostmann and McAdams, Laboratory Manual of Analytical Chemistry.

Chemistry 51-52 — Pharmaceutical and Organic Chemistry. Lectures
and recitations, 4 hours, 8 points. Professors Arny and Schaefer and Messrs.
Macsata, Jayne and Maier.

In the lecture course, special care is taken to keep the student instructed in the new and con-
stantly increasing applications of this science in the art of pharmacy and medicine. The preparation
of the more common organic chemicals is fully treated, and the possibilities of advances under
modern methods of research are presented to the student as they are reported. This department
of modern pharmaceutical education is becoming more important each year, and no pains are
spared to keep the instruction in Organic Chemistry fully up to the demands of the times.

All the oflScial and the more important unofficial organic pharmaceutical chemicals and medi-
cinal products, notably the newer synthetic remedies, are taken up, explained in detail, and classi-
fied according to their position in the various organic groups. By this method of classification
the subject of organic pharmaceutical chemistry is presented in the same sequence as that of general
organic chemistry.

Text-book: Sadtler and Coblentz, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, fifth edition; U. S. Pharmaco-
peia.

Chemistry 53-54 — Analytical Chemistry. Laboratory course, 3 hours,
3 points. Professors Hostmann and MacAdams and Messrs. Macsata, Jayne
and Maier.

The early part of the second-year course is devoted to completing the instruction in qualita-
tive analysis. The discussion of the simpler fundamental laws governing chemical and physical
changes in solution, begun in the first year, are followed to conclusion. The preliminary testing
and preparation of a sample for analysis, involving solution in solvents other than water, and the
procedure for analysis of substances insoluble in water and acids, are studied and practiced. The
greater part of the time is devoted to the study of the acidic components.

Quantitative Analysis. — Instruction in quantitative analysis is then introduced. This training
is intended to enable the pharmacist to determine the purity of medicinal chemicals and to find
the percentage strength of preparations. Volumetric analysis being simple, rapid and accurate
for many medicinal substances, receives special consideration. As in the first year, all reactions
are discussed and the changes involved in them are represented by equations. The quantitative
significance of chemical changes is emphasized, derivation of equivalent quantities is discussed
and the use of empirical solutions is practiced. Accurate weighing and measuring are insisted on.
The student is obliged to perform careful and accurate determinations of the various components
in samples furnished him, and after checking his results, to render an extensive report.

Drug Assaying. — The instruction in quantitative analysis is extended to the determination of
the amounts of the active or principal constituents of drugs and galenicals. Since in the potent



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drugs and their preparations the quantities of the active constituents are very small, the sources
of error in assaying them must be reduced to a minimum. The treatment that must be carried out
for their isolation requires much care and skill in manipulation. It is for these reasons that this
work, of necessity, falls in the last part of the course, when the student shall have been sufficiently
trained to pursue the work intelligently and skillfully.

Text-books: Hostmann, Volumetric Analysis; Hostmann, Qualitative Chemical Analysis; U. S.
Pharmacopoeia.

Chemistry 103-104 — Industrial Chemistry. Lectures and recitations, 2
hours, 4 points. Professors Arny and Schaefer.

This course, supplementing the lectures on inorganic and organic chemistry of the first and
second year, considers such inorganic industries as acid, alkali, cement, fertilizer and glass manu-
facture and such industries based on organic chemistry as fermentation and alcoholic products,
wood distUlation, fats and soap making, petroleum, sugar and starch products.

During the course, industrial excursions are taken to the various plants in and around New York.

Text-book: Thorp, Industrial Chemistry, third edition.

Chemistry 105-106 — Chemical and General Bibliography. Lectures and
conferences, I hour, 2 points. Professors Arny and Schaefer.

This course will consist of lectures on the source books of chemistry, pharmacy, botany and
cognate sciences and on the periodical literature on the same subjects. At the conferences, special



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