Journal of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Volume 2

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Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, 1831 - Pharmacy

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Page 117 - Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small. But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Page 188 - That for everything susceptible of being measured or weighed, there should be only one measure of length, one weight, one measure of contents, with their multiples and subdivisions exclusively in decimal proportions. 6. That the principle of decimal division, and a proportion to the linear standard, should be annexed to the coins of gold, silver, and copper, to the moneys of account, to the division of time, to the barometer and thermometer, to the plummet and log lines of the sea, to the geography...
Page 202 - ... consequence of change. Nature has no partialities for the number ten ; and the attempt to shackle her freedom with them will forever prove abortive." So in the interesting paper of Dr. Ellis (in the American Journal of Pharmacy, vol. 2, page 202), the French decimal system is thus referred to. " Every one is struck, at the first glance of this system, with the beautiful simplicity which it derives from decimal arithmetic. It appears, however, to have been overlooked, that, although decimal arithmetic...
Page 188 - That the unit of linear measure, applied to matter in its three modes of extension, length, breadth, and thickness, should be the standard of all measures of length, surface, and solidity. "4. That the cubic contents of the linear measure in distilled water, at the temperature of its greatest contraction, should furnish at once the standard weight and measure of capacity.
Page 204 - ... practice, sometimes into halves, quarters, and eighths, sometimes into decimal parts, and sometimes into twelve lines ; the pound avoirdupois into sixteen ounces, and the pound troy into twelve,— so that while the pound avoirdupois is heavier, its ounce is lighter than those of the troy weight. The ton, in the English system, is both a weight and a measure. As a measure, it is divided into four quarters, the quarter into eight bushels, the bushel into four pecks, &c. As a weight, it is divided...
Page 121 - England, the measure of the king was made; that is to say: that an English penny, called a sterling round, and without any clipping, shall weigh thirty-two wheat corns in the midst of the ear, and twenty-pence do make an ounce, and twelve ounces one pound, and eight pounds do make a gallon of wine, and eight gallons of wine do make a London bushel, which is the eighth part of a quarter.
Page 121 - ... that every pound of money and of medicines consists only of twenty shillings weight; but the pound of all other things consists of twenty-five shillings. The ounce of medicines consists of twenty pence, and the pound contains twelve ounces; but, in other things, the pound contains fifteen ounces, and, in -both cases, the ounce is of the weight of twenty pence.
Page 133 - This act declares, that any round vessel, commonly called a cylinder, having an even bottom, and being seven inches diameter throughout, and six inches deep from the top of the inside to the bottom, or any vessel containing 231 cubical inches and no more, shall be deemed and taken to be a lawful wine gallon...
Page 250 - Insoluble in water, soluble in cold alcohol, and more so when warm, insoluble in acetic or other acids. It has been employed latterly in Italy as a febrifuge. If you think the above worthy of being made public, will you have the goodness to give it a place in the next number of your excellent Journal of Science and Arts.
Page 117 - Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure. Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have : I am the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.

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