BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)
the matter. The salaries they had paid to their medical officers were altogether inadequate for the services rendered. The. guardians themselves had since admitted that by offering. a much larger remuneration when advertising for doctors to fill, the vacancies of 'their former medical officers. The Fermanagh Herald, in an editorial article headed " The Poor Law Scandal," says that the action of the Enniskillen board of guardians in again ignoring the request of the Local Government Board to.
... rnment Board to. make, immediate and efficient provnion for th. medical. care., and treatment of the sick poor in the union is, a grave scadal,' and, is deserving of the. condemnation of all classes of the community. . For six weeks the union has been without dispensary doctors, and were it not for the kindness of the medioal men who have volunta-rily treated a number of serious cases free of charge,Athe deadlock would. have, been productive of serious, and perhaps tragic, results. Any one who has read the speeches made at the meetings of the board of guardians for the past.few weeks must come to the conclusion that the, attitude taken up by the majority of the.