chapter  1
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“The Search for Order” between Progressivism and the New Deal

At the turn of the twentieth century, any American adult could trade for any purported medicinal product made by any manufacturer for any purpose from any party of their choosing. 1 Forty years later, an entire social system for drug therapy had developed to govern the identity, purity, labeling, manufacturing, safety, and access of products for pharmaceutical therapy. About academic and professional pharmacy during this period, Jackson noted: 2