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February 13, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(7):205-207. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411110023010

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An evidence of progressive enlightenment comes to us in the form of " A Bill recently introduced in the United States Senate, for preventing the adulteration of food and drugs, and for other purposes."

This bill is so commendable and worthy of the attention of the medical profession, that we take pleasure in giving it space in our pages. Our only regret is that there is not a Department of Public Health to take hold of the measure and conduct it in the interests of the people. In fact, the bill is an indication of the necessity for such a Governmental Department. Those of our readers who have not already urged that measure upon their Congressional representatives, will be good enough to do so at once, also directing attention to the accompanying bill. Delays are always dangerous, and in the practice of medicine, many a time mean death of the

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