November 2, 1909
At this meeting of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Julius Koch moved the adoption of the following preamble and resolution and was supported by Dr. James H. Beal:
"WHEREAS: The Western Pennsylvania Retail Druggists' Association, Inc., has been in active and continuous operation since 1898 and was duly incorporated under the laws of the state of Pennsylvania in 1899, and
"WHEREAS: The membership of the Western Pennsylvania Retail Druggists Association, Inc., is composed entirely and solely of retail druggists actually engaged in the practice of pharmacy, and, therefore, keenly alive to the importance of the work of the United States Pharmacopoeial Convention, therefore be it
"RESOLVED: That the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy recommend to the Board of Trustees of the United States Pharmacopoeial Convention the consideration of such a change in the Constitution and By-Laws of said convention as will permit the admission of delegates from incorporated pharmaceutical societies similar to the Western Pennsylvania Retail Druggists Association, Inc."
This motion was adopted. The secretary was instructed to forward a copy of this action to the secretary of the Trustees of the United States Pharmacopoeial Convention and the Board of Trustees of that corporation. It was presented to the Board of Trustees of the United States Pharmacopoeial Convention on November 26-27, 1909 and was held over until the meeting of January 1910 at which time it did not receive favorable consideration.