The Influence of Prussian Drug Legislation on the First German Pharmacopoeia 1872

Erika Hickel


When the new Kaiserreich was proclamed (1871) new rules were stated to organize all the 20 states. A unified Pharmacopoeia was also created. A committee was constituted by the Federal Parliament and the first edition was published in 1872, and in the revised form (editio altera) in 1882, the first one was the continuation of the series of Prussian Pharmacopoeia editions (1799-1862) which resolved many problems concerning the uniformity of weights and measurements, language, analytical assays and prescriptions.


Key words: Germany Empire - Pharmacopoeia Germanica - Standardization 

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