The affirmation by the appellate division of the supreme...

New York (N. Y.) American

The affirmation by the appellate division of the supreme court of the conviction of a Christian Science healer for "practising medicine without a license," calls renewed attention to the faulty condition of the law in this state.

It is futile to question the great number of people—tens of thousands—in this state, who turn by preference to Christian Science rather than to medical methods for treating their ailments; nor can any sane person question their right to gratify their preference if they so choose. Indeed, the court recognizes alike the right of the patient to seek, and of the practitioner to furnish, help by Christian Science methods. Justice Loughlin, in his opinion, said: "The acts of the defendant, if performed in a Christian Science church, or in visiting the members of a church or others, and so administering to them without charge, would not violate the statute."

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