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On the recommendation of the Section on Dermatology and Syphilology, the House of Delegates, in May, 1924, adopted a resolution calling for action to safeguard the public against injuries from dyed furs. hair dyes and cosmetics, and authorized the Board of Trustees to seek legislation if necessary to accomplish that end. The chairman of the section, at the request of the Board of Trustees, appointed a committee to cooperate with the Bureau of Legal Medicine and Legislation in carrying that resolution into effect.
It was considered necessary to know as accurately as possible the nature and extent of the injuries that the public may be suffering through the articles named. To arrive at these conclusions the following questionnaire was sent out to those physicians registering as dermatologists in the Section on Dermatology and Syphilology of the American Medical Association at the sessions of from 1920 to 1925,
COLE HN. INVESTIGATION OF INJURIES FROM HAIR DYES, DYED FURS AND COSMETICS. JAMA. 1927;88(6):397-399. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92680320033010