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May 29, 1926

GENEVA

JAMA. 1926;86(22):1708-1709. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670480038017

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Abstract

Hydrocyanic Acid in Shoe Cleaning Preparations  By a circular of March 23, 1926, the federal department of public health states that recently preparations containing hydrocyanic acid have been on sale for cleaning silver and brocade slippers. The sale of these dangerous products is prohibited by article 38 of the Swiss federal law relating to foodstuffs and various ordinary preparations for household use, and the public is therefore warned against their use.

Tuberculosis Control in Denmark  J. Ostenfeld and G. E. Permin have presented a detailed report on the control of tuberculosis in Denmark to the Swiss federal department of public health. The state pays from three fourths to five sixths of the cost of treatment. The question of payment never excludes tuberculosis cases from any of the establishments mentioned by law. The public charities maintain the family during the treatment of its wage earner. Patients are clad and transported at

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