2017 Volume 52 Issue 1 Pages 30-40
In April 1889, the Tokyo Pharmaceutical Association launched the magazine, Yakuzaishi. Although the original publisher was Yakuaishi-sha, the publisher changed to the Tokyo Pharmaceutical Association in June 1891. The magazine and the major contents remained the same. However, a missed issue during the changeover of the publisher resulted in the cancellation of their third-class mail license. This, along with unpaid membership fees and the costs of dispatching pharmacists to the No-Bi Earthquake sites, affected the finances of the Tokyo Pharmaceutical Association. In June 1892, the magazine revamped its contents. Nonetheless, by the end of 1892, Yakuzaishi was discontinued. Yakuzaishi was published in cooperation with The University of Tokyo Pharmaceutical Institute, and it held an important place in providing pharmaceutical information to our nation. Hence, when the Japan Pharmaceutical Association republished the magazine in 1901, it was named Yakuzaishi, resulting in the reemergence of this traditional name.