An object lesson of deep significance to legislators, to the medical profession, and to the public in general has just received its finishing touches by the selection of Hon. Theodore E. Burton to succeed Hon. J. B. Foraker as United States senator from Ohio.
The lesson began a number of years ago in the fight to secure a national food and drug law. This measure, designed to secure good food for the well and safe medicines for the sick, was fostered by the American Medical Association. The entire force of its legislative organization, with actual membership in every county and actual influence in every school district in the United States, naturally espoused the cause of the people. On the other side were ranged highly capitalized interests, representing the adulterators of foods, the manufacturers of dangerous and enslaving drugs and the makers of low-grade whiskies.
The favorite method of the opposition