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At the present writing it looks very much as if the opponents of the Pure-Food Bill would win out again. For some weeks this measure has been the special order in the House of Representatives; but there it is blocked. Whether it will come up during this session, unless some special effort is made by its advocates outside of Congress, is now a little doubtful. There is no organization to represent the people, except the American Medical Association, to bring pressure on those who have the matter in charge; but there are any number of organizations to represent those who are opposing the bill. Aside from the whiskey trust, the "patent-medicine" association, the various manufacturers who are putting out misbranded or fraudulent foods, there are many others whose financial interests are at stake, and all these, collectively and individually, are continuously active in various ways. Gentlemen have been sent to
THE PURE-FOOD BILL.. JAMA. 1906;XLVI(22):1701-1702. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510490047011