brothers in arms
Twelve hungry government clerks will begin a salicylic acid fare at Dr. H. W. Wiley's official café at the Bureau of Chemistry tomorrow [Oct. 13, 1903]. Salicylic acid is one of the poisons to be eaten three times a day by the squad of men selected because of their strength. The effects on their systems will be noted and the doctor hopes to be able to prove the harmfulness of the preservative, when he will issue an order which will exclude food containing it from the American table.
These days they use it for acne.