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What should Christian Scientists do, with reference to reporting to the authorities, contagious diseases? A practitioner.

This is a most important question. It is not the office of the official publications to lay down specific or iron-clad rules for practitioners. Circumstances are so variant, that it were unwise to attempt it. Jesus said: "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's." Our Leader, the Rev. Mary Baker Eddy, re-emphasizes this statement, in Science and Health, and elsewhere, in such a way that she clearly makes it a rule for guidance of her students. There is no one who has greater respect for the laws of the land than she. There is no one who more desires to avoid unnecessary antagonism with the established authorities. This is evidenced in all her writings and sayings.

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