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JAMA 100 Years Ago
July 27, 2011


JAMA. 2011;306(4):443. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.941

Those who have followed the history of federal pure food legislation in this country know that whatever of good in this work has been accomplished has been more largely due to the indefatigable efforts of Dr. Harvey W. Wiley than to any other one man, or possibly to any group of men. Dr. Wiley is one of those rare public officials who believe that laws that have been passed in the interest of the public should be enforced in the interest of the public. And he not only believes it, but he acts on it.