Help Wanted: Healthy young men to allow themselves to be poisoned. Free room and board. That could have been the advertisement in 1902 when Dr. Harvey Wiley started the experiments that would lead to the creation of the Food and Drug Administration.
Check out the information about the program, and the poisonings, in Natalie Zarrelli’s article for Atlas Obscura. http://bit.ly/2c7zTUt