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THE PURE-FOOD BILL AGAIN FAILS.

THE PURE-FOOD BILL AGAIN FAILS. Congress has adjourned without passing the pure-food bill. Those who deliberately adulterate the food of the people with poisonous substances have won again —with the assistance of certain senators who ought instead to be engaged in the protection of the people. The chief obstructionists have been Senators Platt of Connecticut and Spooner of Wisconsin. Something appropriate should be done to them by their respective constituencies. Senator Heyburn of Idaho and his supporters, Senator McCumber of North Dakota and others, deserve great praise for their manly fight against the specious objections made to the bill. It should bring a blush of shame to the cheek of every citizen of this country to know that dishonest manufacturers have so powerful an influence in the United States Senate that a pure-food law can not be passed. We trust that a wave of popular indignation will force this bill through the next congress. The http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

THE PURE-FOOD BILL AGAIN FAILS.

JAMA , Volume XLIV (10) – Mar 11, 1905

THE PURE-FOOD BILL AGAIN FAILS.

Abstract


Congress has adjourned without passing the pure-food bill. Those who deliberately adulterate the food of the people with poisonous substances have won again —with the assistance of certain senators who ought instead to be engaged in the protection of the people. The chief obstructionists have been Senators Platt of Connecticut and Spooner of Wisconsin. Something appropriate should be done to them by their respective constituencies. Senator Heyburn of Idaho and his supporters,...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1905 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1905.02500370045009
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Abstract

Congress has adjourned without passing the pure-food bill. Those who deliberately adulterate the food of the people with poisonous substances have won again —with the assistance of certain senators who ought instead to be engaged in the protection of the people. The chief obstructionists have been Senators Platt of Connecticut and Spooner of Wisconsin. Something appropriate should be done to them by their respective constituencies. Senator Heyburn of Idaho and his supporters, Senator McCumber of North Dakota and others, deserve great praise for their manly fight against the specious objections made to the bill. It should bring a blush of shame to the cheek of every citizen of this country to know that dishonest manufacturers have so powerful an influence in the United States Senate that a pure-food law can not be passed. We trust that a wave of popular indignation will force this bill through the next congress. The

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 11, 1905

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