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April 30, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(18):566. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411220028010

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As we go to press the following important letter comes to hand. Immediate action on the part of medical societies can aid this measure very much.

This makes us realize with emphasis the great need for a Public Health Officer as a member of the President's Cabinet.

To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:  I have been informed that a combination of wholesale druggists is at work, through liberally paid editorials in prominent newspapers and other methods of bribery, to create a hostile sentiment in the country towards the Pure Food Bill now before Congress, passed the Senate and unanimously recommended by the House Committee.The articles appear to have been written by the same pen, used by the same hand. They are gross, unintelligent and most absurd misrepresentations as to the provisions of the bill. Very many druggists of high character advocate its passage. Some

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