United States v. Urbuteit
335 U.S. 355 (1948)

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United States v. Urbuteit, 335 U.S. 355 (1948)

United States v. Urbuteit

No. 13

Argued October 13-14, 1948

Decided November 22, 1948

335 U.S. 355

Syllabus

Certain machines bearing no labeling other than name and serial number were shipped in interstate commerce. Subsequently, but as a part of the same transaction, there were shipped to the same consignee certain leaflets containing allegedly false and misleading statements relative to the value of the machines in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure of disease. These leaflets were used by the consignee in explaining the use of the machines to his patients and in selling some of them to patients.

Held: the separate shipment of the machines and leaflets did not prevent the machines from being subject to condemnation under § 304(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 52 Stat. 1044, 21 U.S.C. § 334, as devices "misbranded when introduced into" interstate commerce. Kordel v. United States, ante, p. 335 U. S. 345. Pp. 335 U. S. 355-358.

164 F.2d 245 reversed.

A federal district court ordered certain machines condemned under § 304(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 52 Stat. 1044, 21 U.S.C. § 334. The Court of Appeals reversed. 164 F.2d 245. This Court granted certiorari. 333 U.S. 872. Reversed, p. 335 U. S. 358.

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