Another interesting case arose recently in Cincinnati, Ohio, against a Christian Science practitioner. Miss Harriet O. Evans had been living in the family of Mr. T. McDowell for five years, his wife being a Christian Scientist and he himself not unfriendly. In October, 1898, he was taken sick with typhoid fever. His physicians gave no relief, and in ten or twelve days he asked to have Miss Evans treat him in Christian Science. This was done with noticeable improvement for five days. At the end of this time his mother, two daughters by his first wife, and his employer, being very much opposed to Christian Science, applied to the Medical Board to have Miss Evans arrested, under a statute intended to prohibit Christian Science practice. The doctors were again called in. Miss Evans was arrested Friday, November 11, and the patient died under the doctor's care November 13. The further history of the case fully appears in the decision of Judge Hollister in the Court of Common Pleas, which follows in full, as published in the Commercial Tribune of Cincinnati.
Common Pleas Court, Hamilton County, Ohio.
Harriett O. Evans, plaintiff in error, vs. State of Ohio, defendant in error. Opinion.