In your issue of February 22, regarding House Bill 221...


In your issue of February 22, regarding House Bill 221 introduced into the General Assembly, you state that this bill proposed to permit "persons in the practice of the religious tenets of their church to administer to the sick or afflicted by prayer and spiritual means and without the use of material medicine." In order that your readers may not be misled I am submitting just what the effect of the bill would be, and I hope that you will publish this explanation.

Christian Science is now being practiced among thousands of Christian Scientists in Ohio. There are many Christian Science practitioners giving all their time to the healing work of Christian Science. Believers in Christian Science go to practitioners for aid and have done so for years. What this bill does is to distinguish legally between the practice of medicine and the practice of Christian Science.

September 28, 1935

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