Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Anniversary Greeting to Our Journal

Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Anniversary Greeting to Our Journal

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Greetings to the Journal on the occasion of its Twenty-fifth Anniversary are presented not to impersonal accumulated volumes of printed matter, but to something which--to many of us--is a real, lively, vital personality that has been with us for a quarter of a century. It is hoped that it will continue to grow in stature and in even greater respect by the teachers in the pharmaceutical sciences and others in this next quarter of a century.

During the existence of the Journal, it has had only two editors--one for twenty years and one for five years. Its first issue contained editorials from Messrs. Little, Kelly and Rudd (pp. 95-97), and the first editor's page (pp. 103-105) by Editor Lyman tells how the Journal "came about," "who shall receive free copies," "what shall be printed," etc. Editor Lyman encouraged young faculty members to express opinions through the pages of the Journal throughout the years, and under his editorship, in spite of lack of suitable financing, the Journal became recognized as an outstanding one devoted to pharmaceutical education and auxiliary activities.

Guest editorials, special articles by persons with and without pharmaceutical training, articles by teachers on innovations in teaching methods and course content, book reviews, news items, all were worthy of 100 per cent support of pharmaceutical education--which was never realized. This fact made it necessary to interest the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education for its financial assistance and for its continued support, for which the Association is deeply appreciative. …

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