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American Chamber of Horrors: The Truth About Food and Drugs (Getting and spending) download ebook

by Ruth D. Lamb

American Chamber of Horrors: The Truth About Food and Drugs (Getting and spending) download ebook
ISBN:
040508028X
ISBN13:
978-0405080289
Author:
Ruth D. Lamb
Publisher:
Ayer Co Pub (September 1, 1976)
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Pages:
418 pages
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1304 kb
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1840 kb
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Law
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Rating:
4.7

American Chamber Of Horrors book.

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Getting and spending. General Note: Reprint of the ed. published by Farrar & Rinehart, New York. General Note: Includes index.

Ruth deForest Lamb & Royal Samuel Copeland (1936). American chamber of horrors: the truth about food and drugs.

Have you seen the American Chamber of Horrors? This historic exhibit from the 1930s helped inform the public about the many dangerous products FD. .

The 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act was his professional .

The truth is that the Britt who accepted Sellers's proposal of marriage was like a lamb to the slaughter and the ensuing relationship left her with deep emotional scars.

The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was the first of a series of significant consumer protection laws which was enacted by Congress in the 20th century.

Reviews:
  • Perdana
This book is very relevant to today's world. But according to my copy it was published in 1936.

Do you know that an actual job used to be a guy with a cart would go around to all the farmers who had a milk cow and collect the cream once a week so he could deliver it to the butter makers? Part of the job was to taste the cream to determine if a rat had died in it. Some farmers would save up the cream for a month or more before they sold it to him. Then they would buy margarine.

The book details the horrors that went on before the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Women being blinded by mascara, beauty creams with lead and arsenic, tonics with radium. Chapters on butter, arsenic on apples, deceptive packaging - it's a great read.
  • Gashakar
In the early years of the 20th Century, a wealthy Pittsburgh businessman died of radium poisoning. His death was the direct result of drinking a medicinal tonic known as Radithor. Mr. Eben Buyers was found to have 73.66 micrograms of radium in his body, and attending doctors reported that "even the air he exhaled was radioactive."

An autopsy showed that the cause of death was "radiation poisoning." From drinking water. Radioactive water.

The full account of this story can be found in the 1936 book, American Chamber of Horrors; The Truth About Food and Drugs by Ruth deForest Lamb. It's a great read and an interesting book. I highly recommend this book, for it's more than 400 pages, well researched, well written and talks in-depth about the problem of poisonous patent medicines, drugs and even food in the early 1900s.

Just the story of Mr. Buyers makes this book a compelling read, and it's full of such stories.

BTW, In the early 1900s, government officials did not have the legislative authority to remove Radithor from the market because existing laws did not empower officials to seize "dangerous drugs, unless their labels misrepresented them" [from page 74).

In other words, Mr. Eben Buyers knew he was drinking radioactive water. However, he probably didn't know what he was doing to his body. The first two weeks, he found that (as promised), he felt better than he had in years. But that happy result did not last very long. When he was hospitalized, the first thing they did to poor Mr. Buyers was to order x-rays.

An expert was summoned to examine the x-rays. Dr. Flinn, Ms. Lamb states, had been involved in the radium watch-dial cases. Ever hear about that? I hadn't, until I read this book. Seems that a few women workers were poisoned as they toiled away, painting radium (yes, real radium) on watch-dial faces. The luminous paint, the employer promised was "harmless," and many of the so-called "Radium Girls" even applied the paint to their fingernails.

Mr. Buyers and Mrs. Brown (Lash Lure Lady, blinded by a mascara product) were two of thousands of reasons that facilitated the creation of the FDA. And upon the creation of the FDA, the first product they seized was Lash Lure.

Buy the book and read the rest of the stories.
  • Nagis
In the early years of the 20th Century, a wealthy Pittsburgh businessman died of radium poisoning. His death was the direct result of drinking a medicinal tonic known as Radithor. Mr. Eben Buyers was found to have 73.66 micrograms of radium in his body, and attending doctors reported that "even the air he exhaled was radioactive."

An autopsy showed that the cause of death was "radiation poisoning." From drinking water. Radioactive water.

The full account of this story can be found in the 1936 book, American Chamber of Horrors; The Truth About Food and Drugs by Ruth deForest Lamb. It's a great read and an interesting book. I highly recommend this book, for it's more than 400 pages, well researched, well written and talks in-depth about the problem of poisonous patent medicines, drugs and even food in the early 1900s.

Just the story of Mr. Buyers makes this book a compelling read, and it's full of such stories.

BTW, In the early 1900s, government officials did not have the legislative authority to remove Radithor from the market because existing laws did not empower officials to seize "dangerous drugs, unless their labels misrepresented them" [from page 74).

In other words, Mr. Eben Buyers knew he was drinking radioactive water. However, he probably didn't know what he was doing to his body. The first two weeks, he found that (as promised), he felt better than he had in years. But that happy result did not last very long. When he was hospitalized, the first thing they did to poor Mr. Buyers was to order x-rays.

An expert was summoned to examine the x-rays. Dr. Flinn, Ms. Lamb states, had been involved in the radium watch-dial cases. Ever hear about that? I hadn't, until I read this book. Seems that a few women workers were poisoned as they toiled away, painting radium (yes, real radium) on watch-dial faces. The luminous paint, the employer promised was "harmless," and many of the so-called "Radium Girls" even applied the paint to their fingernails.

Mr. Buyers and Mrs. Brown (Lash Lure Lady, blinded by a mascara product) were two of thousands of reasons that facilitated the creation of the FDA. And upon the creation of the FDA, the first product they seized was Lash Lure.

Buy the book and read the rest of the stories.
  • Ceck
I read this book as a child, and was horrified at the poisonous products that were sold - legally - to the unsuspecting American public! Everyone should read this, to understand what happened when there was no control on what was offered as a "cure" for any ailment. Whatever one thinks of the modern day FDA, which definitely has much to answer for, here is the unspeakable horror that occurred before we had even that protection.