Special Correspondence

1883 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
Nov. ]0, 1883.] THE BRITISH MBDICAL OURNA. 945 sanitary history. It is that of a chief medical officer placing himself in an attitude of irritable personal conflict with those who may venture to suggest new departures in public health administration, and actually going out of his way to indulge in a poor and pitiful sneer at the earnest representations of such responsible public bodies as the Toxteth board of guardians, and such able members of his own committee as Mr. Stephens and others, all
more » ... ns and others, all of whose protestations and appeals he conceives to be made from no worthier motive than that of a desire to divert public attention from a scheme to which lie has personally attached himself. There has probably never been a more melancholy instance of the blindness which prejudice and officialism are capable of producing.-I am, sir, your obedient servant, THE WRITER OF THE ARTICLE. October 27th, 1883.
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