Occidental Medical Times Volume 14

Occidental Medical Times Volume 14

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...DrPillsbury was selected, but the objection was raised against him that he had already expressed his views publicly in opposition to the position maintained by the Board, who respectfully asked for a substitute. This request was not complied with, so no one of the physicians of the Six Companies saw any of the autopsies from June 3rd to June the 12th. In the meantime these physicians visited the district regularly, and on account of the stealth of some glands from the body of one of the cases, they were prohibited from entering the quarantine district. Recourse was at once had to the Federal Court, whereupon Judge Morrow ordered that any and all physicians must be admitted. The order, however, did not admit them to the autopsies. This point was carried to the same court and once more the field was made clear for them. Backed by the newspapers, emboldened by popular opinion, and a law weakened by its regulations, the lawyers for the Chinese once more tempted their fate in a court, where every influence and prejudice favored them. The case was once more tried on the ground that the quarantine affected one class of people, exposed healthy individuals to infection and was insufficient. It was generally supposed that the question of the existence of the disease would be considered, so that a logical basis for this series of hearings, as seems just aud necessary to us, could be made. We cannot understand how decisions can be fairly rendered on the effects when the causes are not considered. It may be clear to the legal mind. We do know, however, that the political and financial interests ordered the "cart before the horse." All testimony was taken by affidavits. The three Chinamen stated that no plague existed now or at any time, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 522g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926102
  • 9781236926104