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October 29, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(18):1313. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500180043008

The investigations of Drs. Buller and Wood, which we have been publishing,1 illustrate how many articles may be the means of blindness and death because of the wood alcohol which they contain. Agitation of the subject ought to result in many new laws on the statute books of the various states to provide for protection against the misuse of wood alcohol. In our Medicolegal Department this week we quote from the law of Maryland, which provides a penalty for the use of wood alcohol in any extract, essence or fluid used for flavoring articles of food and drink. This is good for Maryland. Now what about the rest of the country?

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