All the recommendations for legislation contained in the...

The Christian Science Monitor

All the recommendations for legislation contained in the annual report of the state board of registration in medicine, so far as they affected those who heal by mental means, were withdrawn when the report came up for a hearing today [March 18] before the public health committee of the Legislature. Dr. Walter P. Bowers, a member of the board, said that he had been authorized by its members to withdraw all the recommendations except that for an amendment in section three of the medicine registration act. This proposed amendment did not apply to any but practitioners of medicine. Its purport, said Dr. Bowers, was to raise the standard of medical practitioners in the commonwealth.

In response to an inquiry from Chairman Clark of of the committee, if any one desired to speak in opposition to this recommendation, former Gov. John L. Bates, who was appearing for the Christian Scientists, said his clients were not opposed to the recommendation in question, but had instructed him to speak in opposition to the other recommendations in the report. In view of the fact that the board had withdrawn its other recommendations, Governor Bates told the committee that he had nothing to say.

March 29, 1913

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