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able to secure the services of a duly authorized veterinary surgeon, then
the person or persons desiring to obtain advice as to the physical condi-
tion of any animal or animals belonging to him or her, may procure the
services of any person that he or she may desire, to give such advice or
to perform any services, or to prescribe and dispense any medicines for
the relief of his or her animal or animals that may be necessary.
Adulteration of Food and Drink.
1904, art. 43, sec. 126. 1890, ch. 604, sec. 52.
151. If any person shall sell or offer for sale any kind of diseased,
corrupted or unwholesome provisions such as poultry, game, flesh, or
preparations of flesh, fruits, vegetables, bread, flour, meal, milk or
other things intended to be used for human food, he shall be punished by
imprisonment in the county jail not more than one year, or be fined
not exceeding five hundred dollars, or be both fined and imprisoned in
the discretion of the court having jurisdiction, and the unwholesome
provisions offered or exposed for sale shall be forfeited and destroyed
or so disposed of as to prevent their being used for food; provided,
that nothing in this section shall apply to the shippers or consignors of
green fruits or vegetables that may be spoiled in transitu.
As to "feeding stuffs," see art. 48, sec. 80, et seq.
Ibid. sec. 127. 1890, ch. 604, sec. 53.
152. The state board of health shall be charged with the duty of
rendering effective the provisions of this sub-title, and shall take such
steps and do such things as the board may deem necessary, to detect
and publicly expose any adulteration or corruption of all articles sold
or liquid intended or offered for sale as food or drink; and shall when
deemed necessary have the suspected article subjected to chemical or
other scientific examination in order to establish more clearly the fact
and degree of adulteration.
Ibid. sec. 128. 1890, ch. 604, sec. 54.
153. Whenever the said board of health or its proper officer shall be
satisfied that any article of food, condiment or drink has been adulter-
ated, or is otherwise unsound or unwholesome, the said board or its
proper officer shall forbid the sale or disposal of such article for human
food and order it to be destroyed or disposed of so as to prevent it from
being exposed for sale or used for the food of man; and the person or
persons to whom the same belongs or did belong at the time of exposure
for sale, or in whose possession, or on whose premises the same was
found, refusing or neglecting to destroy or otherwise dispose of such
unsound or unwholesome article as directed, shall be liable to the pen-
alty imposed under the provisions of section 151.
Ibid. sec. 129. 1890, ch. 604, sec. 55.
154. The said state board of health, or its proper officer or any
inspector or inspectors appointed by said board are empowered at all