A matter so important as the education and development of children calls for the highest intelligence and wisdom of mankind. It is so vital to the welfare of the race that no one profession can arrogate to itself the right of exclusive control or dictation as to the methods to be employed. The object sought should have the benefit of the combined wisdom and experience of all professions which have anything of value to contribute from their discoveries that has a bearing on the subject.
The members of the medical profession justly and rightly consider that on them rests the responsibility of searching out the causes of diseases of whatever sort, mental as well as physical, and of directing the attention of the public to the appropriate means for their prevention, and it is a healthful sign of vigorous activity and normal advancement of the work of that profession
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