The clearness of Mrs. Eddy's understanding has been...

New London (Conn.) Day.

The clearness of Mrs. Eddy's understanding has been one of the remarkable attributes of this most remarkable woman, for on reading the stories of her life it is patent from the very beginning of her activity in the new belief she had a clear view of its future and the important place she would occupy in the movement she inaugurated. It is admitted that Mrs. Eddy is entirely sane.

Governor Hughes of New York has signed a bill, known as the Medical Unification Bill, which revolutionizes the system of State control of the practice of medicine. This law creates a new definition of medicine more sweeping than the old, and substitutes one board of medical examiners under the auspices of the board of regents in place of the three boards now having jurisdiction and representing the allopathic, homeopathic, and eclectic State medical societies. The new law recognizes osteopathy as a system of treatment and provides for the examination and licensing of its practitioners. Among the exemptions from the application of the law defining the practice of medicine is "the practice of the religious tenets of any church," which will apparently exempt practitioners of Christian Science. The New York lawmakers have apparently recognized that personal liberty is a great factor in the making of laws relative to the practice of medicine, and they have favored a law that in its breadth is perhaps unique among medical laws of the States. The effect of the law may be to open still wider the loophole through which quackery may safely pass, but if there are persons who will put themselves under the influence of quacks they deserve to suffer for their ignorance. The utmost freedom in selection of a physician will never hurt the medical profession, for the practitioners of ability will still have the call and by their success cast discredit upon the doctors whose ignorance is a menace to life.

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