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August 24, 1907

Commercialism and Food and Drug Adulteration.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(8):704. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530080072016

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New York, Aug. 15, 1907.

To the Editor:  —I am glad Dr. Bryant spoke in no uncertain terms regarding our need of honest drugs, in his presidential address before the American Medical Association at its recent meeting in Atlantic City. For the last four or five months, as American correspondent of several medical journals published in Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, I have been telling the same thing to the physicians and druggists of Spanish-America, and also warning them about the loophole in the new Food and Drugs Act, now in force here in the United States since Jan. 1, 1907, by which: (a) "Food products intended for export may contain added substances not permitted in foods intended for interstate commerce, when the addition of such substances does not conflict with the laws of the country to which the food products are to be exported, and when such substances

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