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The poison squad : one chemist's single-minded crusade for food safety at the turn of the twentieth century

by Blum, Deborah, 1954- (Author)

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"By the end of the nineteenth century, food in America was increasingly dangerous--lethal, even. Milk and meat were routinely preserved with formaldehyde, a practice based on the embalming of corpses. Beer and wine were preserved with salicylic acid, a pharmaceutical chemical; canned vegetables were... Full description

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