Discourse, 17 September 1843, as Reported by Levi Richards

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P. M. heard the Rev Mr Blodget from Unitarian Preached good discourse of religious Liberty Text “what is Truth” followed by Pres Smith disproving the Idea that persecution causes a good work to prosper— continued his discours about 1½ hours [p. [15]] speaking of the practice of Medicine— & of Medicine— of Quacks & qualified Doctors— of the use of Med & of the abuse of Med.—— also Spoke decidedly agains[t] practice— spoke in favor of — declared that he— (J Smith Jr) never lost a patient where he had been the first & only one employed & challenged the congregation to bring instance— they brough[t] none spoke of Lobelia when the patient was too weak to bear it— as being destructive— & said calomel would corrode the stomach when it was empty— said it was a poison— still said it was a med. & useful if used skilfully! [p. [16]]