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March 21, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(12):968. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530380040011

In another department1 appears an abstract of the pure food and drug law recently enacted in Kentucky. The law is the result of the combined efforts of the members of the Kentucky State Medical Association, the State Board of Health, the State Pharmaceutical Association, and the Board of Pharmacy. Much credit is also due to the chief of the State Agricultural Experiment Station. In securing its passage all the influential bodies in the state that could possibly be aroused, including the State Federation of Women's Clubs, were interested. Besides being, perhaps, the best general pure food and drug law as yet adopted, some unique features are incorporated in the act. In regulating the inspection and sale of milk it is provided that no milk shall be designated as "certified milk" except on the authorization of a regularly constituted county medical society. This feature is the result of the work