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The methods which are used to secure the adhesion of physicians to a failing cause are well illustrated by the work which is now being undertaken by a writer who sometimes signs his name H. H. Langdon and sometimes H. L. Harris. This man, as is well known, writes much and often for newspapers and for such medical journals as will publish his matter, for the purpose of combating the theories that preservatives are harmful substances. The patent object of his enthusiasm is the promotion of the sale of borax to be used in foods. He is connected with the Pacific Coast Borax Company and, in the company's interest, has been sending a letter and question blank to various physicians throughout the country.
The question blank is headed by a quotation from a bulletin issued by the Department of Agriculture regarding the action of salt on meat. This, removed from
BOOMING THE BORAX BUSINESS.. JAMA. 1907;XLIX(14):1191-1192. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530140037008