New York Court of Appeals Sustains Legality of Christian Science Practice

Progress of the "Cole case" so called through the New York courts has covered a period of over five years, but a decision has finally been reached in the Court of Appeals. Samuel J. Elder and Henry D. Estabrook were entered as counsel for Mr. Cole, the state being represented by Edward Swann, district attorney (Robert C. Taylor of counsel). The opinion of the court, which was written by Judge Emory A. Chase, was (aside from a formal recital of a part of the evidence) as follows:—

Chase, J : On February 18, 1911, and on an application therefor by the New York Country Medical Society, a warrant was obtained against the defendant charging him with practicing medicine as defined by section of the Public Health Law of the State of New York without being duly licensed therefor. (People v. Cole 25 N. Y. Crim. Rep. 350.)

Reason and Prayer
October 21, 1916

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