Medicine: Medicine Notes, Nov. 11, 1929

Quail Stuffers. To fatten quail for market, Italian and Polish gaveurs (bird stuffers) work in Paris market-hall cellars, chewing up grain and fruit into a pap which they let the quail eat from their mouths. The pecking quail abrade the gaveurs' lips, noses, chins. The peckmarks become infected, ulcerated; the gaveurs are miserable, sometimes die. ... So reported the Journal of the American Medical Association, ever on the alert for new occupational diseases.

Zonite Flayed. Makers of Zonite, chlorine disinfectant popular with women, recommend it for dandruff, wounds, ulcerations, pimples, boils, eruptions, sinus...

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