Queries and Minor Notes

1920 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
166 grains, especially when it is considered that, in addition to bran, there is also glucose and some gumimy material to bind the bran together, as well as the laxative, phenolphthalein ; second, the real laxative element in a Bran-O-Lax Tablet is not bran but phenolphthalein, a coal tar derivative, well known for its laxative properties ; third, as phenolphthalein is a syn¬ thetic product, that is, one which does not occur in Nature, the statement that "Bran-O-Lax is Nature's own remedy" and
more » ... s "vegetable in formation" is false and misleading.
doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620420050026 fatcat:empfqtu46vdg7oulue2zzztdmy