THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: Jun. 15, 1925

The White House Week

¶ If your beef is "embalmed," if there is alum in your bread, if your pickles are deleterious, if there is caffein in your bottled beverages, then the President will have ignored the admonition of "Old Borax." Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, longtime (1883-1912) chief chemist of the Department of Agriculture, known as "Old Borax," called at the White House last week. He called because he believed that the provisions of the Pure Food and Drug Act, drawn under his supervision, had...

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