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100,000,000 Guinea Pigs: Dangers in Everyday Foods, Drugs and Cosmetics

Author: Arthur Kallet (Author), F. J. Schlink (Author)
Price: $30.00
Publisher: Vanguard Press
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: no jacket
Edition: Later Printing
Pub Date: 1933
Shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, previous owner's bookplate, front label beginning to peel at corner; no jacket. Clean and unmarked. Sixteenth printing--October, 1933. Kallett was a co-founder of the Consumer Union the organization which publishes Consumer reprots. The books "central argument propounds that the American population is being used as guinea pigs in a giant experiment undertaken by the American producers of food stuffs and patent medicines and the like. Kallet and Schlink premise the book as being “written in the interest of the consumer, who does not yet realize that he is being used as a guinea pig…”" It will come as no surprise that Kallett was investigated as a communist by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997.