Drug Standardization


    THE Harrison Memorial Lecture was delivered by Mr. A. D. Powell, chief analyst of Boots Pure Drug Co., Ltd., at the evening meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society on January 9. His subject, "Drug Standardization", was chosen, he said, in token of the work done in that connexion by the late Colonel E. F. Harrison prior to his undertaking the responsibilities of his post as chief of the Defensive Gas Warfare Department during the War of 1914–18. Mr. Powell surveyed the progress of standardization from the time when, as a result of the disclosures of the Lancet Analytical Sanitary Commission, the Adulteration Act 1860 was passed, and concluded by outlining his own ideas of the desirable features of a satisfactory drug standard.

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    Drug Standardization. Nature 145, 96–97 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145096b0

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