Are you sure?
This bookmark will be removed from all folders and any saved notes will be permanently removed.
The criticisms made by the Bonanza, two years ago, of the...
Tonopah (Nev.) Bonanza
The criticisms made by the Bonanza, two years ago, of the Kelliher bill, which failed to pass the Nevada legislature, apply also to the Steele bill, Assembly No. 8, introduced a few days ago, the fate of which is now in the balance. This bill, if enacted into a law, would likely be later declared unconstitutional by the supreme court; but in the mean while it would create many misunderstandings and arouse many prejudices. Briefly stated, the bill provides that the teachers in all the public schools shall make physical examinations of their pupils, taking upon themselves the prerogatives and powers of specialists in such matters as diseases and malformations of the eye, throat and nasal cavity obstructions, which result in mouth breathing, imperfections in the teeth, and what not. The teachers have, of course, taken an examination in anatomy, physiology, and hygiene, for which they prepare by skimming over "Steele's Fourteen Weeks in Anatomy," which volume may or may not have been compiled by the author of this measure; but at all events it is not able to afford technical training such as would make the applicant for a teacher's certificate capable of practising either medicine or surgery.
One of the principal demerits of the bill seems to be a covert one, namely, the affronting of a creed which is at variance with modern medicine and surgery, and which has many enemies, as has any departure from long accepted practices. Possibly this measure, together with its predecessor, the Kelliher bill, was inspired by denominational enemies; but it is more than possible that it had an inspiration in a profession that has suffered costly inroads by reason of the sect referred to.
"As one having authority"
JOHN SIDNEY BRAITHWAITE, M.A.
Ministry of Patience
LOUISE KNIGHT WHEATLEY
ELINOR SPARGUR WEIL
Tokens of Divine Love
LUMAN A. FIELD
GERTRUDE RING HOMANS
In an announcement of a lecture on Emanuel Swedenborg...
Charles E. Jarvis
"No other gods"
Likeness and Revelation
John B. Willis
Annie M. Knott
Admission to Membership in The Mother Church
John V. Dittemore
with contributions from Philip Marshall Brown, J. S. McCracken, H. E. Don Carlos, Frank H. Leonard, Rupert Eichholzer, S. C. Ford
After enjoying for seven years the blessings which the...
For some time before I heard of Christian Science, I longed...
Martha L. Gannaway with contributions from J. T. Gannaway
Six years ago I came to Christian Science for relief that I...
It is with a feeling of joy and gratitude that I offer my...
I became interested in Christian Science a number of years...
Alice C. Taylor
I have made many attempts to send an expression of...
Elizabeth M. Bell
Those who do not understand that all disease or inharmony...
It is from a heart overflowing with gratitude that I send...
From Our Exchanges
with contributions from James E. C. Sawyer, R. J. Campbell