The New York Times June 5, 1913, Page 10
Bichloride tablets should have never been made and their manufacture and sale should be prohibited. At present manufacturers may make them in any form they please, and, for cheapness sake, that has been in the form of tablets resembling medicine or candy. Coloring them pink or blue, stamping them with letters, or putting them in knobby bottles can never prevent the occasional poisoning with these ghastly things.
There are a dozen ways in which this substance can be put up without imitating medicine or candy and in such form that it cannot be swallowed except by deliberate intent. Cheapness and not safety has guided the manufacture of these tablets.
WILLIAM C. DEMING
Georgetown, Conn., June 2, 1913.