Legislation in Kansas

A correspondent from Topeka sends us the following regarding the medical bill passed at the recent session of the Kansas legislature.

The legislature of the State of Kansas, which has just adjourned, passed a medical bill, providing for a state board of medical registration and examination. A bill was introduced in both branches of the legislature, and then referred to the committees on public health. The bill read in part, "Any person shall be regarded as practising medicine and surgery within the meaning of this act who shall prescribe, or who shall for a fee recommend for use, any drug, or medicine, appliance, application, or treatment of whatever nature for the cure or relief of any wound, fracture, or bodily injury, infirmity, or disease of another.' The wording of this part of the bill did not meet with the approval of the Scientists, and the committee on public health were called upon ny a few of the Scientists, who asked that their rights to worship God, and to choose whatever help they preferred in times of sickness be not taken away from them. The committee from the House of Representatives consisted of seven members, four of whom were doctors, one doctor was on the committee of five from the Senate.

When talking with this committee not one expressed himself as wishing to interfere with the work of Christian Science, and when the objectionable portion of the bill was pointed out to them they were willing to change it.

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