Education: Sluggard's Prod

The editor warned: "Drug with the potency and effects of dinitrophenol is a two-edged sword with appalling possibilities for harm as well as for good."

The investigators warned: "It should be used only under strictly controlled conditions."

And the A. M. A. Council on Pharmacy & Chemistry last week refused to approve the use of the compound as a medicine. Dinitrophenol of which they all were so fearful promises to be a vigorous prod for sluggards and a subtle weapon for murderers. It is a yellow, crystalline powder closely related to picric acid...

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