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To the Editor:
—Having read, like thousands of others, your editorials on Dr. Wiley, I take the liberty of suggesting that North Dakota has a man who has taught and enforced rules of sanitation for shops, stores and transportation as I have not seen them elsewhere and has made the state of North Dakota particularly hot for fraudulent food and drug dealers and manufacturers. That man is Prof. E. F. Ladd, food commissioner of North Dakota. After nine years' residence in the state, during which the monthly bulletin of his department (a regular treat) kept me as well as the rest of the medical profession and the people at large posted, I feel that he stands at the head of his class as a pure food expert and that there are few in that class.All forms of food, drugs and beverages must be and are correctly labeled in North
Lee MA. A Nomination of a Successor to Dr. Wiley: Professor Ladd of North Dakota. JAMA. 1912;LVIII(13):955. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030353025