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JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(20):1692-1693. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520460048012.
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From the circular accompanying a package bought over a year ago, we find the powder recommended for the following conditions: "For Leucorrhea. Gonorrhea. Vaginitis, Pruritus. Ulcerated conditions of the mucous membrane,... Scrofulous Syphilitic and Varicose Ulcers,... for Spraying the Nose and Throat,... for immediate deodorizing and disinfecting, for prickly heat, poison oak, squamous eczema and other conditions of similar nature.... As a deodorant and prophylactic in dental work,... for disinfecting offensive cavities.... for profuse and offensive perspiration, swelling, soreness and burning of the body and feet.... As a delightful toilet preparation after the bath and shaving."
Last January the national Food and Drugs Act went into effect; one of its provisions Is that the label must not lie. This is not the exact verbiage, but it means the same thing. So, instead of repeating the old false statements, the new label of Tyree's antiseptic powder contains nothing whatever about the composition; the law does not require that it should—unless the preparation contains certain specified drugs. Why is the formula omitted?


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