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May 14, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(20):1580-1581. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680460050020

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Laws Applying to Serums and Vaccines  For several years the federal government has deemed it necessary to formulate laws controlling the sale and manufacture of serums and vaccines, and it has now drawn up regulations, which are to be submitted for approval and criticism of the Swiss medical profession. The various articles are as follows:

  1. By the term serum or vaccine is meant serums and vaccines employed for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of man.

  2. The manufacture and importation with the intent of sale, as well as the sale of serums and vaccines, shall be submitted to official control exercised by the federal service of public hygiene according to the following provisions.

  3. Private individuals and commercial houses who intend to manufacture, import and sell serums and vaccines must obtain permission from the competent cantonal authority. Physicians and public pharmacies nevertheless may obtain and deliver serums and vaccines for which

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