A Social History of Patent Medicines in America before Federal Regulation.


James Harvey Young, Princetown University Press, NJ, 1974, Softcover, 282 pages, Second Printing.


This book, originally published in 1961, chronicles the rise of the patent medicine trade from its beginnings in colonial America until passage of the first federal food and drug law. Dr. Young (1915-2006) was a social historian whose special interest was the development of food and drug regulation in America. He served for many years as a professor of history at Emory University and also wasas a member of the FDA National Advisory Food and Drug Council.



Condition: Good, cover has a removed sticker mark and some creasing.

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