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Wood Alcohol Poisoning
Foreseeing the possibility of increased use of wood alcohol upon the withdrawal of grain alcohol from the market, the Committee issued a special warning in the spring of 1919, and in September of that year instituted, through the co-operation of the press, an intensive educational campaign reaching not only every city and town in the United States, but rural districts as well. A need of continued work is evidenced by reports of wood alcohol poisoning daily appearing in the newspapers. As a basis for future action, the Committee is making a strenuous effort to get at the facts in the case; to this end a request for authoritative information was sent to the following: the health officer of each state, the health officer of one hundred of the largest cities, state commissions for the blind, associations for the blind, hospitals, prosecuting attorneys....
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Title: Wood Alcohol Poisoning
Creator: n/a
Date: February 1920
Format: Article
Publication: The News Letter
Publisher: National Committee for the Prevention of Blindness, New York
Source: Mount Holyoke College Library
Control no.: IZB, Cutter Collection
Location: no.25, pp.1-4
Keywords: Advocacy; Alcohol; Blind; Death; Disease; Government; Health & Medicine; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Medicine & Science; Prevention; Public Health; Public Health & Welfare; Sensory Disability; Service Organizations; Social Welfare & Communities; Statistics
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Science, Health & Technology; Social Movements & Advocacy

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