"Dr. Wiley and the Pure Food Laws"

Title

"Dr. Wiley and the Pure Food Laws"

Description

This editorial describes the famous Dr. Harvey W. Wiley and his influence on the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act. Commissioned by Congress to prove that food preservatives were detrimental to the human body in 1902, Dr. Wiley tested a group of men, dubbed the "Poison Squad," by putting chemical additives to their food and observing their bodily reactions to them. As Dr. Wiley expected, the preservatives were indeed deleterious to their health, and the editorial staff defended his campaign to maintain the purity of food and ultimately the purity and health of all Americans.

Creator

Carl D. Fisher

Publisher

Progress

Date

March 1909

Rights

Fisher, Carl D. "Dr. Wiley and the Pure Food Laws." Progress 8.3 (1909): 91-94. Found in Google Books online.

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Collection

Citation

Carl D. Fisher , “"Dr. Wiley and the Pure Food Laws",” Inbetween Peoples, accessed September 23, 2020, https://as205.omeka.net/items/show/32.