Medical Legislation

The following excerpts are taken from an article, written by Ezra W. Palmer, which appeared in the Denver (Col.) Post of December II. It has more specific reference to a medical bill which has been zealously circulated throughout the state, with a view of predisposing judgment upon the subject.—Ed.

The Christian Scientists of Colorado assuredly have no desire or wish to interfere with wise legislation governing the practice, of medicine, which confines itself strictly to such practice, but when, in the language of the author of this bill, the intention is to "make clear that the essential feature of the practice of medicine is not the administration of drugs, but that it is the cure of sick or injured, irrespective of any particular method of treatment," and at the same time to require all persons, no matter what their wishes or convictions may be, to conform to a particular standard determined by nine materia medica practitioners, they must certainly protest most strongly and emphatically against this unjust invasion of their rights as citizens.

Among the Churches
January 28, 1905

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