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Bacterial Rat Exterminators Forbidden.
—The state board of health recently ruled to forbid the sale or exposure for sale in the state of any of several alleged rat exterminators, the efficiency of which depends on cultures of bacteria which may contaminate human food. Experiments conducted under the auspices of the state board failed to demonstrate any great efficiency in the so-called exterminators but showed that they might lead to the production of a chronic carrier state in rodents of bacteria which are known to cause food poisoning.
Mr. Aycock Was Fined.
—Charles F. Aycock of the so-called Aycock Medical Institute, Los Angeles, was arrested, August 1, it is reported, on a charge of violating the medical practice act.
Medical News. JAMA. 1925;85(15):1142–1147. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670150040019
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