Editorial Department.


PREPARATION OF SUPPOSITORIES.—In a note addressed to the Editor, Mr. Chas. Shivers, Jr., speaks approvingly of the manipulation in the preparation of suppositories, as described by Mr. R. F. Fairthorne on page 488 of our last number, which is also followed by Mr. Shivers. The latter adds a suggestion, to slightly grease the moulds with olive oil, which gives the suppositories a splendid smooth surface, and prevents their adhering to the mould. They readily slip out on tapping the moulds on the counter.

The American Journal of Pharmacy, Vol. XLIII, 1871, was edited by William Procter, Jr. (Issues 1-4) and John M. Maisch (Issues 5-12).