Harvey Wiley, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Federal Regulation of Food and Drugs

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Harvey Wiley, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Federal Regulation of Food and Drugs

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dc.contributor.advisor Hutt, Peter Barton en_US
dc.contributor.author Gaughan, Anthony en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-07T20:18:52Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Harvey Wiley, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Federal Regulation of Food and Drugs (2004 Third Year Paper) en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8852144
dc.description.abstract The Roosevelt and Wiley story is important because it shows the role individuals can have on the course of history. Congressional passage of the Food and Drug Act, as well as the Meat Inspection Act, reflected sweeping changes underway in the shape and direction of the federal government. By advocating food and drug regulation as a federal responsibility, Roosevelt and Wiley helped facilitate the dramatic expansion of the federal government’s role in promoting the health and safety of American consumers. Although both grew up as staunchly pro-business Republicans, each came to see a pressing need for at least a degree of federal regulation of the marketplace, particularly in regard to consumer health and safety. Indeed, Roosevelt and Wiley envisioned the Food and Drug Administration as an important ally to free enterprise. They believed that federal regulation would give consumers a higher degree of confidence and security in purchasing food and drug products, which in turn would lead to further market growth. A century of federal food and drug law in the United States has born out that vision. The Roosevelt-Wiley story is thus not only an account of the birth of the Food and Drug Administration; it is an account of the birth of the modern federal government. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dash.license LAA en_US
dc.subject Food and Drug Law en
dc.subject Harvey Wiley en
dc.subject Theodore Roosevelt en
dc.title Harvey Wiley, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Federal Regulation of Food and Drugs en
dc.type Paper (for course/seminar/workshop) en_US
dc.date.available 2012-06-07T20:18:52Z

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