Minister Beaupré to the Secretary of State.

No. 227.]

Sir: I have the honor to refer to my No. 166 of June 28 in regard to the practice of professions in the Argentine Republic and to report that, actuated apparently by the same considerations as in the cases discussed in my above-mentioned No. 166, this government adopted, on the 14th instant, a law regulating the practice of pharmacy within the Republic. I inclose the usual numbers of copies of the law, cut from the Boletin Oficial, No. 3569, of the 16th instant, and a translation of the same.

I am, etc.,

A. M. Beaupré.


[Law of pharmacies translated from the Boletin Oficial, No. 3569, of September 16, 1905.]

ministry of the interior regulating the practice of pharmacy—law no. 4687.

Whereas the Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation, united in Congress, etc., have sanctioned with the force of law:

  • Art. 1. After the promulgation of this law only those pharmacists may establish new pharmacies who possess a diploma authorized or revalidated by the National University, and they shall have the effective and personal direction of the same.
  • Art. 2. For the purposes of the preceding article there shall be considered as the establishment of a new pharmacy every modification in the firm or partnership, as well as the reopening of any pharmacy that may have remained closed more than thirty days.
  • Art. 3. The maximum period of four years shall be accorded for the actually existing pharmacies to place themselves within the provisions of the first article.
  • Art. 4. The qualified pharmacists that may be proprietors of pharmacies before the fifteenth of July of one thousand nine hundred and five, that have passed in the capacity of qualified pharmacists for three consecutive years immediately previous to that date, are qualified to matriculate in the courses in pharmacy of the national universities.
  • Art. 5. In the case of the death of a pharmacist, only his widow or his minor sons shall be allowed to keep open the pharmacy until the termination of/the four years, the pharmacy to be directed during this period by a pharmacist.
  • Art. 6. The pharmacist shall in every case be personally responsible for the purity and legitimacy of the products that he dispenses or that he employs in making his preparations, of whatever origin they may be.
  • Art. 7. Those who infringe this law and the regulation of the same that may be decreed shall be subject to a fine of one hundred to a thousand pesos, the closing of their establishment, and the suspension from and disqualification for the practice of their profession according to the gravity and circumstances of the case.
  • Art. 8. The penalties shall be imposed by the National Department of Hygiene, it being permitted to appeal from its decisions within five days to the respective criminal or titular judge.
  • The sentences shall be executed by the corresponding tribunals.
  • Art. 9. The Executive with the intervention of the National Department of Hygiene shall regulate this law, establishing everything that refers to the conducting of pharmacies, to the preparation and dispensing of drugs, serums, vaccines, and other curative preventative or diagnostic agents, decreeing all the measures tending to safeguard the morale of the profession and the public health.
  • Art. 10. Let it be communicated to the Executive.

  • J. Figueroa Alcorta.
  • Adolfo J. Labougle,
    Secy. of the Senate.
  • Angel Sastre.
  • A. M. Tallaferro,
    Prosecy. of the Ch. of Dep.

Therefore, let it be law of the nation, let it be complied with, communicated, published, inserted in the National Register, and recorded in the archives.

  • Quintana.
  • Rafael Castillo.