Royal Commission on Opius; The Report of the Royal Commission on Opium Compared with the Evidence from China That Was Submitted to the Commission; An Examination and an Appeal

Royal Commission on Opius; The Report of the Royal Commission on Opium Compared with the Evidence from China That Was Submitted to the Commission; An Examination and an Appeal

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... the Rev. W. H. Collins who before ordination had been a medical V'-1--P-9 man, and Dr. Duncan Main the very able head of the Mission Hospital at Hangchow, all of them missionaries of the Church Missionary Society. Mr. Broomhall in like Mr.Brooinhall. manner quoted at length from about 20 missionary correspondents resident in different Vat 1-. PP-BBparts of China, all speaking of the evils of opium consumption. Thus the evidence of ' the 17 missionaries practically mounts up to be the evidence of 40, with a strong expression of opinion unfavourable to the opium habit, signed by 5,000 medical men who were not missionaries, and much other authoritative medical opinion, thrown in. Mr. Broomhall also put in evidence some important translations of Chinese (pagan) popular books on the opium habit. Passing now from the Commissioners review of the missionary evidence submitted Four naileto them in London, we may notice in their review of the testimony of four gentlemen ', ', ', ', ', f_.', ', ', ', '_''l connected with commerce the same inability to distinguish between the comparative mm- importance of different kinds of testimony that we noticed in the case of the missionaries. Of these four gentlemen, one at least deserved to be considered as amongst the most important of all the witnesses who, either in London or anywhere else, submitted evidence to the Commission. Mr. D. Matheson, formerly a partner in the business of Mr. Donald J ardine, Matheson and Co., told how his firm was largely engaged in the opium trade. xzigfifghi. He detailed also some of his ex eriences in connexion with this trade by which he...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869133
  • 9781236869135