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Our Chicago Pharmacy has changed its quarters from 234 Wabash Avenue, to the more central location, 36 MADISON STREET, one door west of Wabash Avenue. In our new quarters we have ample room for the storage of supplies and for promptly transacting the large and growing business of this, our Western Wholesale House.
Our Pittsburgh branch, also, has gone into new and more roomy quarters, removing from 51 Sixth Avenue, to 627 SMITHFIELD STREET. A complete stock of everything required by physicians will always be found here, and all orders will be promptly filled. The matter of promptly filling orders is closely attended to at all our pharmacies, and is a convenience favorably commented on by many physicians.
BOERICKE & TAFEL.
Our unfermented grape juice is as pure, palatable and free from chemicals as when in Autumn, fragrant and spicy, fresh from the ripe clusters, it first flowed' from the wine press; or as R. N. Foster, of Chicago, tersely said of this brand, "It has the oder and flavor of fresh grape juice, nothing less and nothing more”. Invalids who sicken at the thought of other food will take it with relish.
Price, 60 Cents Per Pint Bottle,
FOR SALE AT
BOERICKE & TAFEL'S PHARMACIES.
FREE SAMPLES TO PHYSICIANS.
About Some Triturations,
The manner in which a "cheap” pharmacist surmounts the “pecuniary obstacle” is quite striking. Quoth he, “ According to Hahnemann's Rule-one hour to each 100 grains-it requires seventy hours of continuous work with mortar, pestle and scraper, to make one pound (7,000 grains) of trituration.” This is the "pecuniary obstacle” of the vendor of "cheap" triturations, and it is surmounted“ By the aid of a two-horse-power gas engine and improved triturators," whereby “the cost of making one pound of trituration—one hour to each one hundred grains—is reduced to seven cents for power and eighteen cents for skilled attendance." Long and thoughtfully have we pondered over this brilliant surmounting of the "pecuniary obstacle” and yet, like the man in Ruddygove, we cannot but feel that “there is a fallacy somewhere if we could only see it.” We cannot, of course, tell the surmounter that he has indulged in a little tarrididdle, but cold figures say: At “one hour to each hundred grains," it would take - 7 days of 10 hours each, to make 1 pound of trituration, and the "skilled” attendant would get 2 4.7 cents per day for his labor, and the gas-works 1 cent per day for power. This calculation is based on the work of one machine. The alternative is, that to earn even the pittance of $1.00 per day, the "skilled" attendant would have to supervise something over 35 machines, and the cost of running all this machinery would be about 30 cents
We frankly confess that the cheap” ones are too much for us; their mathematics, their prices for "skilled” labor, and power, are bewildering, and in the prices at which they find a profit we cannot see cost of goods made in our old-fashioned
way. How ever, we have no cause of complaint; a very considerable num. ber of the most successful physicians still use our medicines, and, mirabile dictu! their number is steadily increasing. We shall continue our old policy of making, quality, purity and accuracy our primary considerations. Physicians wanting goods of this nature can always have their orders promptly filled at any of our pharmacies.
BOERICKE & TAFEL, NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, BALTIMORE, PITTSBURGH,
TABLETS are most uncompromising detectors of poor triturations; no matter how finely powdered the sugar of milk is, it will, untriturated, or poorly triturated, make a rough looking, rough surfaced tablet, with rounded edges and one that will crumble easily; in other words, it will be “cheap," or rather low priced, for often what is low priced, especially in medical goods, is very expensive in the long run. The best tablets are made from thoroughly triturated sugar of milk which only will make a neat, handsome tablet, with a smooth surface and sharp edges. All of our tablets are made from such triturations. Another distinguished feature in them, or, more properly, in their manufacture, is the use of glass moulds, for to the best of our knowledge, we are the only makers who use such, and we use them because experience has demonstrated that the abrasion of the sugar of milk on the commonly used hard-rubber moulds contaminates the tablet with the rubber and its sulphur, and that this is considerable is shown by the fact that these rubber plates or moulds soon show marked signs of wear. This is a consideration that physicians should not lose sight of.
We will send our tablet list on application ; also our Physician's Price Current for 1887, a handsome work of 137 pages compacted of information. Address any of our Pharmacies.
BOERICKE & TAFEL, Homeopathic Pharmaceutists, PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK,
** ESTABLISHED IN 1835. **
OUR ADVERTISERS' PAGES.
According to Hahnemann's rule-one hour to each hundred grainsit requires seventy hours of continuous work with mortar, pestle and scraper, to make one pound (7,000 grains) of trituration.
Experiment has shown that this is the minimum period of trituration which will insure reduction of insoluble drugs to a degree of fineness which gives a reasonable warrant of therapeutic activity.
At the rate of $1.00 per day for manual labor, the work of making one pound of trituration woald cost $7.00, saying nothing of materials and packages. How then is it possible for a pharmacist to give full time to each trituration and make a living profit in selling finished goods at less than $7.00 a pound ? It is plain that this is difficult to accomplish by honest hand trituration. So, under the specious pretense of increasing the time devoted to trituration, a new rule has been adopted by the “leading" pharmacists, which allows 1,000 grains to be made in 44 minutes, or one pound in five hours and eight minutes; thus reducing the cost of the labor to 51 cents for each pound. See “British Homeopathic Pharmacopæia, Ed. 3, page 27. The “American Ilomæopathic Pharmacopoeia” goes even further in this reduction of cost by throwing off all limits of quantity in making the decimal triturations. That this error has obtained a considerable following, is proved by the fact that fourteen “reliable” pharmacists sold in 1886, Mercurius vivus 2x, which had not received the equivalent of five minutes grinding according to the method of Hahnemann.
I have found what I believe to be a better way of getting over the pecuniary obstacle to the use of thoroughly triturated di ugs. By the aid of a two-horse-power gas-engine and improved triturators, the cost of making one pound of trituration-one hour to each hundred grains, is reduced to seven cents for power and 18 cents for skilled attendance; a total of 25 cents for labor.
This explains how I can reasonably offer certain of these triturations at the rate of:
$1.00 for a twenty-ounce bottle, containing one pound by weight, or $ .35 for a six-ounce bottle, containing four ounces by weight.
1 MILD AND PROLONGED ELECTRIC CURRENTS, THE ONLY RADICAL MEANS FOR SELF CURE,
918 NORTH TENTH STREET. PHILADELPILTA. FEBRUARY 1, 18o9.
R. J. McCLATCHY. M. D., Editor Hahnemannian Monihly.
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