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At the special session of Congress last summer, Senator Copeland introduced the first draft of a bill which was designed to replace the present federal law governing the manufacture and sale of foods and drugs. The Food and Drugs Act of 1906, which was drafted by the late Dr. Harvey W. Wiley and was pushed through Congress in spite of tremendous opposition, was considered very comprehensive in scope, but time has indicated that it is not sufficiently broad in its terms to meet the needs of the present day.
The most serious omission in the Wiley act lies in its
THE NEW PURE FOOD AND DRUG BILL. Ann Intern Med. ;7:1048–1051. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-8-1048_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(8):1048-1051.
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