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138 FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 215. 1878. and dispensing physicians’ prescriptions, and all assistant pharmacists, twenty-one years of age, engaged in said stores or pharmacies in the · District of Columbia at the passage of this act, and who have been engaged as such in some store or pharmacy where physicians, prescriptions were compounded and dispensed for not less than five years prior Proriao. to the passage of this act: Provided, however, That in case of failure or neglect on the part of any such person or persons to present themselves for registration within sixty days after said public notice, they shall undergo an examination such as is provided for in section five of this act. Examinations. Sec. 5. That the said commissioners of pharmacy shall, upon application and at such time and place as they may determine, examine each and every person who shall desire to conduct the business of selling at retail, compounding, or dispensing drugs, medicines, or chemicals for medicinal use, or compounding and dispensing physicians' prescriptions Registry. within the District of Columbia as pharmacists; and if a majority of said commissioners shall be satisfied that said person is competent and fully qualified to conduct said business of compounding or dispensing drugs, medicines, or chemicals for medicinal use, or to compound and dispense physicians’ prescriptions, they shall enter the name of such person as a registered pharmacist in the book provided for in section iour of this act. Agu sud ¤¤¤‘vi¤¤ Sec. 6. That no person shall be entitled to an examination by said °f “PP1‘°““°· commissioners of pharmacy for registration as pharmacist unless he present satisfactory evidence of being twenty-one years of age, and having served not less than four years in a store or pharmacy where physicians' prescriptions were compounded and dispensed, or is a graduate of some respectable medical college or university. Graduates in Sec. 7. That all graduates in pharmacy having a diploma from an Ph“'“’“°Y· incorporated college or school of pharmacy that requires a practical experience in pharmacy of not less than four years before granting a diploma shall be entitled to have their names registered as pharmacists by said commissioners of pharmacy. Registry fees. Sec. 8. That the commissioners of pharmacy shall be entitled to demand and receive from each person whom they register as pharmacists, without examination, the sum of three dollars, and from each person Re-examination. whom they examine the sum of ten dollars. And in case the examination of said person should prove defective and unsatisfactory, and his name not be registered, he shall be permitted to present himself for re examination within any period not exceeding twelve months next Apvliuutivu of thereafter, and no charge shall be made for such re-examination. The f“"“· ‘ money received under the provisions of this section shall be applied to payment of such expenses as the commissioners may incur in executing the provisions of this act. Responsibility of Sec. 9. Every registered pharmacist shall be held responsible for the Pb°"¤¤°i¤*¤· quality of all drugs, chemicals, and medicines he may sell or dispense, with the exception of those sold in the original packages of the manufacturer, and also those known as ‘• patent medicines" ; and should he Adulteration. knowingly, intentionally, and fraudulently adulterate, or cause to be adulterated, such drugs, chemicals, or medical preparations, he shall be P<>¤¤l*S'- deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars, and, in addition thereto, his name shall be stricken from the register. Precautions in Sec. 10. It shall be unlawful for any person, from and after the passage °°U‘°8 °°"’°*” of this act, to retail any poisons enumerated in Schedules A and B, as P°"°°°°' follows, to wit: SCHEDULE A. Arsenic and its preparations, corrosive sublimate, white precipitate, red precipitate, biniodide of mercury, cyanide of potassium, hydrocyanic acid, strychnia and all other poisonous vegetable alkaloids, and their salts, essential oil of bitter almonds, opium and its preparations, except