Public health officials, according to a Columbus press...

Springfield (Ohio) Sun

Public health officials, according to a Columbus press item, declare that the opposition to the Hughes public health measure now pending before the state legislature, comes from "Christian Science practitioners who earlier in the session failed in an attempt to get a bill passed exempting them from control of the state medical board."

Christian Scientists are against the Hughes bill, because these gentlemen who are asking for the contract to keep the citizens of Ohio well have not proved themselves sufficiently capable in coping with disease and epidemic to expect exclusive recognition, which this bill in connection with existing statutes confers. Would it not be well before employing these men to inquire if they have shown themselves equal to past occasions of disease and epidemics? Can they do the work worthily? What are the proofs? These are pertinent questions such as likely would be asked of any group of professional or business men seeking a contract with the state.

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