Medical Encroachment

Within the past few years propaganda in behalf of enforced medical inspection and medical control of the people has assumed such proportions and developed such arrogant disregard of personal rights, as to call forth protest from even those who believe in medical practice. A case in point is the following editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle:—

Zeal for the protection of the public health is spreading at a prodigious rate, and people are astonished and shocked to learn that go where they may and do what they may they cannot escape the risk of deadly disease. The friend's hand which you so cordially shake when you meet him may just have left a strap of an overcrowded street-car, from which it conveys to you the germs of all known communicable diseases. There is no better means of assuring a universal commingling than the support of a street-car strap hanger.

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The Heart of Things
October 23, 1915

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