1001 Tests of Foods, Beverages and Toilet Accessories, Good and Otherwise: Why They are So (Google eBook)

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Hearst's international library Company, 1914 - Beverages - 249 pages
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Page 220 - ... grievious imperfections, at long last, food safety was being promoted on a national level. Wiley quickly became embroiled in controversies concerning enforcement. Finally in 1912 he resigned from the government and changed to the private sector where he campaigned on behalf of food and drugs safety. As director of the Good Housekeeping Bureau of Foods, Sanitation, and Health he continued his long term battles. One of the signal honors in memory of Dr. Wiley was the issuance of a United States...
Page 183 - ... of silver, which while less poisonous than lead, is still dangerous when used by the inexperienced. Serious consequences frequently follow the constant use of such products, the damage varying with the individual susceptibility. No hair dyes can be recommended. As one eminent dermatologist has said, "The only sensible thing to do with gray hair is to admire it." Dyeing is unesthetic, as well as unhygienic. The hair soon becomes dead and dingy in color and repeated applications of the dye must...
Page x - ... of food, and an account of all the foods taken and meals at which they were eaten. During this period boric acid and borax were administered to the men at the hygienic table, and the effects noted. Other experiments with squads of men, covering different periods, were made by the administration, of salicylic acid and salicylates, sulphurous acid and sulphites, benzoic acid and benzoates, and formaldehyde. The tests with formaldehyde, the last of the series, were begun November 12, 1904, and concluded...
Page 188 - Contains 40 per cent, of alcohol, as declared, and less than yz of one per cent, of nonvolatile matter. Claims that it is an herb compound and a positive remedy for eczema and dandruff obviously untenable...
Page 180 - Park, NJ (D) Rose Petal Wrinkle Cream. (Two ounces of a soft grease perfumed with rose geranium and sold for one dollar. Would have no special value in "preventing wrinkles," or in "keeping the complexion fresh and youthful as compared with any cold cream.") Royal Manufacturing Company, Toledo, Ohio. (D) Rex Wrinkle Pencil. (Consists of petrolatum, wax and saponifiable fat like lard or stearin. No special efficacy for "sallow complexion," "large pores," etc.) Simon, J., Faubourg St.
Page v - ... has been my fortune to be in the thick of the fight, at first as a private, then through the various grades of leadership to colonel or even general of the brigade, and now again in the ranks. This battle has not, however, been a fight of a personal character as some late historians assert. It was and is a struggle for human rights as much as the Revolution or the Civil War.
Page 214 - ... After learning of the beneficial inhibiting effects of the antiseptics on the activities of bacteria, it was naturally believed that there was the means by which the bacterial flora of the buccal cavity could be controlled or stayed, if not absolutely destroyed. Experiments, however, soon showed that it was impossible to sterilize the oral cavity or even to appreciably diminish the number of bacteria without using the drugs in such strength as to make them intolerable, if not absolutely dangerous,...
Page xxiii - ... One of the many bright lights in the rather thick cloud of difficulties that hung about this pioneer effort was the readiness of most of the leading manufacturers and advertising men to modify claims, labels, and advertisements when inconsistencies and inaccuracies were brought to their attention. The time is undoubtedly coming when it will be a confession of inferiority to overrate or distort the merits and special uses of any commodity just as any boaster is self-branded a light-weight...
Page vi - ... of excellence among manufacturers of food. If one man put out a high grade product another could call a low grade or adulterated article by the same name. A representative of a great food distributing concern who appeared before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce to protest against the passage of the pending food bill, declared that the food industry of the country rested on fraud and deception. ' ' Make us leave preservatives and coloring matters out of our food...
Page 171 - That there is no such thing as a "skin food" separate and apart from a food that nourishes all parts of the body; that the said article and preparation could not possibly be a food under any circumstances; that the chemical analysis thereof showed said article and preparation to be simply commercial magnesium sulphate colored with some pink dye; that the said commercial magnesium sulphate commonly known as epsom salts, is a mere purgative when taken internally, and when applied externally, as directed...

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