Case and Comment Volume 4-6

Case and Comment Volume 4-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: does not follow that every ordinance on the subject would be condemned. Indeed, if such a regulation were made by act of the legislature, or expressly authorized by such an act, some courts would doubtless uphold it on the ground that the reasonableness of the regulation was for the legislature, and not for the courts, to decide. The Law and Christian Science. Much agitation of the question of the rights of Christian scientists has resulted from the prosecution for manslaughter in England of persons deemed responsible for the death of Harold Frederic because they tried to cure him through the methods of Christian Science only. It presents one phase of the old and grave question how far the state shall protect the incompetent. or the deluded against the results of their own folly. If grown men of apparently rational mind choose. to rely for their own cure on Christian Science, faith cure, laying on of hands, or witch doctors, perhaps the law may well let them take the consequences, even if it refuses to let them thus trifle with the life of their dependent children. But the right of a person to engage in practice as a healer of diseases for money is quite another matter. There may be grave doubt as to the constitutional power oi" the legislature to compel any person of full age to employ a physician for himself; there can be none as to the power to prevent him from practising as a physician or healer for money, unless duly licensed to do so. ' No one has an inherent right to set up as a healer of diseases for pay in defiance of the law on the subject. He whom the state shall authorize to engage in such business ought to be equipped with something more than a delusion or a capacity to delude others. No constitutional more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236739124
  • 9781236739124