May 4th, 2008

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ASHP -- Getting Pharmacists Ready for the Holidays!

I need to scan this in as a picture.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) publishes a nifty reference called AHFS Drug Information. Becky, being a pharmacist and ASHP member, got an advertisement for the 2008 AHFS guide which proclaims it is New. Improved. Greatly Expanded From Last Year.

The picture features a closed AHFS Drug Information guide -- which has a bright red cover -- sitting on top of an open book with a red cover that we should presume is the open version of the AHFS drug guide. Except that the print lines up justified on the right side instead of the left.

Closer examination reveals that this is because it is Hebrew.

Further squinting at the print reveals that the print is the portion of the musaff service for the shlosh regalim -- specifically the section listing the sacrifices appropriate to the holidays, and even more specifically the listing for Succot and chol hamoed Succot.

I suppose this is both new and improved, but I was unaware that haspitals typicaly stocked either wine or flour -- let alone the 70 head of cattle and associated goats.