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Habit-Forming Agents: Their Indiscriminate Sale and Use a Menace to the Public Welfare

Description: Report discussing the growth of drug addiction in the United States due chiefly to the consumption of drugs originally intended for medicinal purposes. Soothing syrups, soft drinks, medications for the nose and lungs, and remedies for headaches and epilepsy are the primary sources of habit-forming substances. In addition, medicines purporting to cure tobacco and drug addiction have, in many cases, also been found to contain addictive agents.
Date: 1910
Creator: Kebler, Lyman F. (Lyman Frederic), b. 1863
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harmfulness of Headache Mixtures

Description: Report discussing "the nature of the drugs [acetanilide, antipyrine, phenacetin], their tendency to form habits, and their injurious effects, particularly their depressing action on the heart. The beneficial effects of that provision of the food and drugs act which requires that the presence of certain powerful or dangerous ingredients of medicinal preparations shall be declared on the label are only fully obtained when the consumer is aware of the character of such ingredients and the ill effects which may be expected to follow their injudicious use. This brief resume of the investigation is therefore presented in popular form as a matter of great importance to the general public." -- p. 2
Date: 1909
Creator: Kebler, Lyman F. (Lyman Frederic), b. 1863; Morgan, Francis P. (Francis Patterson), b. 1867 & Rupp, Philip, 1862-1939
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department