A RECENT DECISION

A Few years ago the state of Missouri, upon the solicitation of a committee of medical doctors, enacted a law which was popularly supposed to be aimed at the practice of Christian Science. This view would seem to be justified, judging from the action of the state board of health, which recently instituted the prosecution of two Christian Scientists under the terms of this law, alleging that in practising Christian Science they were practising medicine. The outcome of this prosecution is shown in the following news item, which we clip from The Christian Science Monitor of Dec. 21:—

Warrensburg, Mo.—Judge Berry Thurmond, in case of state vs. Lena D. Jaccard and Theresa M. Haywood, Christian Science practitioners, charged with practising medicine without license, Saturday held that the Missouri state medical statutes do not apply to this class of healers, and that there is no law in this state either prohibiting or regulating their practice.

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HOSPITALITY
December 26, 1908
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