Apropos of the much-discussed Christian Science failure...

The Republican-News

Apropos of the much-discussed Christian Science failure, touching the case of the Kennel lad and the anticipated verdict of the county coroner, I would like to say the whole thing smacks largely of narrowness and persecution. I am not, nor ever expect to be, a Scientist, and yet I like to see even the devil given his due. The doctors who made the examination assume in their testimony that had an operation been performed the lad would have lived. How about the countless failures daily occurring after the best medical and surgical skill has been exhausted? How many live to tell the tale after the so-called highly successful and satisfactory operations—or in many cases explorations—that are chronicled throughout the broad newspaper land? These victims cross the Great Divide by a legalized route and there is the difference. In this age of the world's progress there should be broadening out along all lines—medical and surgical.

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