Much publicity in the press has been given the case of a...

Milwaukee (Wis.) Sentinel

Much publicity in the press has been given the case of a child in New Jersey, who died of diphtheria while under Christian Science treatment. The press makes much of an isolated case which may be lost under Christian Science treatment, while the many deaths under medical care are accepted as a matter of course.

According to statistics of the state health department, in 1918 the fatal cases of diphtheria in Milwaukee under medical treatment were 11.9 per 100 cases. The rate in the state for 1918 of fatalities was 14.1 per 100 cases. From January 1 to date, according to figures obtained from the health department, out of 354 cases in Milwaukee under medical treatment, thirty-two were fatal. In view of such a record, why is such an outcry made against the loss of one case under Christian Science treatment. Is it that the medical profession, with its constantly changing theories and practices, is fearful that it will lose the confidence of the people in its once undisputed assertion that the "allopathic is the only true school of healing"?

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