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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 30, 1912, Image 12

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WILEY'S SUCCESSOR NEVER LOVED FOOD DOPERS
Turn back a dozen years, and
we are in Michigan, with the leg
islature making Jaws to drive
food dopers out of business.
"Laws are no good against
these food adulterers," a member
from Kalamazoo said. "They pay
their little fines and go right
along in their nefarious trade."
"I have the remedy," announc
'ed. a bystander.
Everybody looked that way.
He was a young man barely out
Dr. Roscoe E. Doolittle.
'of college, holding down the job
of state analyst, a position afford
ing him much Work and little
pay. Then he elucidated.
"Let's tell all the newspapers
and magazines ahout every food
doping case we find; that'll put
the housewives next to this food.
$diLltera$ion bjusjness, and it 3VJ11
mean pure food quicker than any
law can do it."
That doubtful Solomon was.
Dr. Roscoe E. Doolittle, heir to,
Dr. Wiley's shoes in the bureaur
of chemistry, department of ag
riculture. So intensely did Dr. Doolittle.
believe in publicity of food dop
ing that he published bulletins
telling about foods being aduw
terated. He didn't neglect'any
opportunity, however of getting'
pure food laws jammed through
,th legislature.
, Eight years- ago Doolittle was!
called into the federal govern
ment's service by Dr. Wiley and
placed in charge of the New York
laboratory to examine imported"
food. A year ago he moved om
jto Washington as a member ofy
'the food and drug inspection
board. Now he's been appointed
head of the pure food bureau.
He is only 38 years old, but his
prematurely grey hair, and his'
great knowledge of the science of
hfood chemistry give him rank
with the older chemists 01 the
country. Dr. Doolittle professes
great inenasnip ior ur. wiiey,
and is said to regard, the latter as.
the foremost authority on pure
Jfoods in America.
P. S. Doc Doolittle is apt to.
Vun into trouble with the patent
medicine fraternity. He wants a.
law placing them under responsi-
ble control, and he wants the
folks Who take their "dope' to
know that "mysterious formula"
fcojoLjYJiichitis made a,

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