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Holland .—The attitude of the press is constantly becoming more friendly, and on different occasion the editors of several papers have shown themselves ready to help in the most effectual way to correct misrepresentations of Christian Science. In the course of ten months corrections and articles have been sent to seventeen papers; moreover, the completion of the memorial of our beloved Leader was announced to fourteen of the principal newspapers of Holland. These articles have nearly all been accepted by the press. Translation of articles from the Christian Science periodicals were regularly sent to and published in Eenheid, a weekly paper.

This year the Government appointed two committees, the one "to decide as to the text of the necessary legal provisions, should the authority to practice medicine be no longer confined to qualified medical doctors," and the other "to investigate the efficiency of the methods of healing applied by nonauthorized practitioners, and the results thereby obtained." To all the members of these committees a copy of "Christian Science: Its Legal Status," by Judge Clifford P. Smith, was presented. Four thousand copies of the new Dutch pamphlets have been sent us for distribution among our army and navy, and the distribution committee is actively engaged in proper distribution thereof.

The distribution committee of First Church of Christ, Scientist, The Hague, aided by the Christian Scientists at Arnhem, Utrecht, and Leiden, and the committee on publication distributed from January 1 to October 31, 1917, 812 Sentinels, 308 Journals, 135 Herolds, 1639 Monitors, 1501 pamphlets, 636 copies of Eenheid, 120 newspapers containing articles by the committee on publication, 17 copies of "Christian Science: Its Legal Status," and five copies of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

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February 23, 1918

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