'This patent medicine deal is one long beef with the Pure Food and Drug Dept. They are trying to impede the sale of my flouride tablets for tooth decay. "Death County Bill's Tooth and Bone Tablets from The County Without a Toothache." I am concocting an aphrodisiac which the Dept. will probably regard with even less enthusiasm.'
WSB, letter to Allen Ginsberg, September 1st, 1946