After World War I, through the efforts of the United States Department of Agriculture, experimental gardens were developed throughout the United States and at state universities teaching pharmacy. The 1925 Cornhusker states: "The garden at the University of Nebraska is one of the pioneer gardens and every year since its establishment the Department of Agriculture has co-operated in certain experiments. It is evident that such a garden is a necessary part of the equipment of any institution teaching pharmacy, as it is a laboratory which is used not only in the study of drug plant cultivation but also in the study of pharmacology and physiological standardization." (Cornhusker, 1925, pg. 139)
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