Medicine: Physic with Bread

The bright idea of mixing a physic in bread flour occurred to a St. Louis trio named Edward Ownen, Frank Dawdy and Glenn Allmon, who composed Bakers' Research Co. That bread, a staple article of diet, should not be used to mask the presence of a cathartic, seemed sound to Chief Walter Gilbert Campbell of the Federal Food & Drug Administration. Mr. Campbell had the St. Louis three called to court where they were fined $600, "one of the largest recent penalties" imposed for a food & drug violation, Chief Campbell crowed last week.


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