?fjc Entriait JJtctrical (Sajcttc. JUNE 2, 1873.

OUR RELATIONS TO GOVERNMENT. The fact of Government

subscribing to this journal has, on employed as an argument against the propriety of our expressing our sentiments with freedom iu these pages, regarding what we believe to be the value of certain reports and ideas published by officers connected with the Indian Medical Service. We are uuable to comprehend the force of this reasoning. We should clearly have been in fault, had we, as Editors, attacked the personal character or qualifications of individual members of the service; and, in fact, in order to avoid any such difficulty, we have, as a rule, purposely discarded the editorial we," and written in our own name when seriously diffei'ing from the opinions promulgated, either by officers in the medical or sanitary services of Government. The Editors of this journal cannot accept the position of mercenaries, binding themselves to state the views published under the sanction of Government, whether several

occasions,

been

"

sound Indian a

unsound

or

do we for an instant believe that the

; nor

Local Governments would desire

or

The

course.

object

of Government is

us

to follow such

identical with

ours

truth, and so long as criticism, we are perfectly

iu this matter?a desire to arrive at the

keep within the bounds of fair willing to leave the issue in their hands ; for it must be an advantage to those in authority to hear both sides of any question open to discussion ; and surely some of the most intricate problems before the Government of India are those relating to the health and well being of the masses committed

we

to their care. Our columns have never been closed to any one

discussing matters of this kind, however much our own views of the subject have dilTorod from their's. The object of Government in subscribing to this journal is not only that they may circulato a periodical among their subordinate medical officers, who cannot afford to pay for a medical journal, but further, the Government would thus endeavour to stimulate subordinate officers to distinguish themselves, giving them the means not only of studying the,work of the leading medical authorities practising in this part of India, but inviting them to record their own experience, and by writing keop themselves up to the standard of tho science of the day. These pages prove that many nativo medical men, and in fact, members of every branch of the profession, gladly avail themselves of these

opportunities

;

find that

columns

month after month tilled with

our

are

and it

much valuable matter relating to tho surgery,

as

practised

at

present

iu

is most art

gratifying

to

of medicine and

Bengal?work

which

wo

June 2, now see

THERMIC FEVEK.

1873.]

constantly quoted

with

approval by

the

authorities in Europe and America. Aa Editors, we would assert that our opinions and that, Avhile

worthy

of

our

publication,

those views which sonant with

hope, we an

in the

have

pages we

are

open

to

highest are

medical

unfettered,

all records and facts

lipid ourselves

free to advocate

commend themselves to us

as

most con-

knowledge, experience, and reason; and we only interests of independent medical journalism, that

heart! the last of

impediment

to

our

relations to Government

the honorable course that is open to us.

being

157

Our Relations to Government.

Our Relations to Government. - PDF Download Free
3MB Sizes 0 Downloads 9 Views

Recommend Documents


An optimal painless treatment for early hemorrhoids; our experience in Government Medical College and Hospital.
To evaluate the efficacy of Infrared Coagulation Therapy (IRC) for hemorrhoids. IRC is a painless, safe and successful procedure.

Accountability, Italian style: how to reply to government pressure?
The current paper addresses the complex issue of accountability by focusing on Italian public hospitals and teaching hospitals; it aims to analyze Italian health care organizations' strategies for responding to the pressure generated by regulations.