The Sanitary Inspector, Volume 6

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Maine State Board of Health, 1892
 

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Page 43 - Pharmacopeia and other standard preparations where the complete working formula is public property should be exempt. But as the success of quackery depends on secrecy and mystery, and as these two conditions enable unscrupulous persons to get a dollar for a few cents...
Page 43 - ... tariff and taxation will no doubt be considerably discussed by Congress in the near future. In this connection the wisdom of putting a heavy and permanent tax on all forms of nostrums and quackery will at once commend itself to all wise legislators who are working for the public good. A stamp tax of this kind, say twenty-five per cent, on every form of secret or proprietary medicinal preparation of any kind, whether sold by the retailer, proprietor, manufacturer, or by advertising quack specialists,...
Page 13 - Who cometh over the hills, Her garments with morning sweet, The dance of a thousand rills Making music before her feet? Her presence freshens the air; Sunshine steals light from her face; The leaden footstep of Care Leaps to the tune of her pace, Fairness of all that is fair, Grace at the heart of all grace, Sweetener of hut and of hall, Bringer of life out of naught, Freedom, oh, fairest of all The daughters of Time and Thought!
Page 6 - ... multiply more rapidly in water not containing a large amount of organic material than it would in sewage. Koch found in his earliest investigation that this spirillum grows readily on moist linen, or the soiled clothing of patients. In experiments made by Bolton in 1886, he found that it multiplied in distilled water to which bouillon was added in the proportion of fifteen to twenty-five parts in the thousand. The thermal •death point of the cholera spirillum I fixed myself some years ago at...
Page 43 - The recent suggestion of the Secretary of the Treasury that the tax on alcohol be increased fifty cents per gallon in order to raise more money for the increasing expenses of the Government seems to have met with a favorable response in some quarters, and the question of tariff and taxation will no doubt be considerably discussed by Congress in the near future. In this connection the wisdom of putting a heavy and permanent tax on all forms of nostrums and quackery will at once commend itself to all...
Page 44 - ... honest manufacturer of articles of real merit. There is no good reason why the Government should not place the nostrum business on the same basis in its Internal Revenue Department as the manufacture of whiskey and tobacco. Analyses of these preparations should be made from time to time, and heavy penalties imposed if they vary fr,om the sworn formula on record, or if any dangerous drug like morphine is being used. England, which is said to be a free-trade country, taxes the nostrum business...

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