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June 13, 1925

USE OF ETHYL GAS

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Secretary, Public Health Council, New York State Department of Health.

JAMA. 1925;84(24):1857. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660500065037

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Abstract

To the Editor:  The Journal, May 16, contains an article on tetra-ethyl lead by Hamilton, Reznikoff and Burnham. I wish to call your attention to a misstatement of fact occurring three times in this article.In the first paragraph on page 1481 it is stated that:The distressing details... induced the public health officials of New York City and of the States of New York and New Jersey to forbid the use of "ethyl gasoline" on the ground of danger to the public from poison contained in exhaust gases of motor engines burning such gasoline. This prohibition has recently been rescinded in the two states, but is still in force in New York City.On page 1483 is the following statement:The fact that the report was issued by a government agency gave it an authority and an air of finality, as shown by the fact that immediately after

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