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Government & Advocacy

  • August 23 - Section 8 of the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906 was amended to include ban fraudulent claims of "curative or therapeutic effect" by drug companies. This amendment was known as "the Sherley Amendment".[2]


  • March 12 - Juliette Gordon Low, a partially deaf youth leader, organizes 18 girls at the first meeting of what would become the Girl Scouts of America.[4]


  • John Jacob Abel, an American Biochemist formulates the idea of the artificial kidney.[5]


  • April 19 - Shunsuke Matsumoto - Japanese Artist. Matsumoto was an humanist wartime artist who became deaf at the age of 15. He was relatively obscure during his lifetime but became popular after his death.[6]


  1. "Harvey Washington Wiley." U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Accessed on June 2, 2008.
  2. "FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUGS ACT OF 1906 (THE "WILEY ACT")." U.S. Food and Drug Administration. n.d. Accessed on June 4, 2008.
  3. "Carl L. Alsberg, M.D. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Accessed on June 2, 2008.
  4. "Juliette Gordon Low Biography." Girl Scouts of the United States of America. 2008. Accessed on March 18, 2008.
  5. "Abel, John Jacob." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2008. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 9 Mar. 2008.
  6. "[ A GUIDE TO THE OKAWA MUSEUM OF ART.]" Okawa Museum of Art. Accessed on April 21, 2008.