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LOWERING OF POOR-LAW MEDICALOFFICERS' SALARIES The Carmarthen Board of Guardians seem desirous of making themselves notorious, and it would appear as if they had succeeded in doing so; at any rate, they have aroused the indignation of the local press by finding unnecessary fault with one of their late medical officers, and on his re- signation deciding to advertise for a successor at a lower stipend. No reason appears to have been assigned for the proposed alteration of salary, but too great a desire for economy and too little regard for the medical requirements of the poor, appear to have influenced the decision. We have always contented that it should be the aim of all in office as Poor-law guardians to endeavour to lessen the amount of pauperism; it is too much to expect that it can be altogether extinguished, but experience has proved that a judicious, and sometimes even a liberal, expenditure, is, for this purpose, a step in the right direction. The question may naturally be asked, Is it at all likely that the paupers of this coin try will receive better attention, and be treated wilh greater skill if the salaries of the Poor-law medical officers are lowered? Common sense must negative this view of the matter. Gaurdians are by law the caretakers of the health of the poor of their respective unions, and as such they have very serious responsibilities, and not the least of these is the duty of providing the necessary funds for the medical care and treatment when ill or disabled. It is much to be regretted that more public-spirited men cannot be induced to accept the position of guardians. We should like to see those only elected who would enter upon their duties with a determination to do justice to all parties-officers, ratepayers, and paupers. This may be somewhat difficult of accomplishment, but the difficulty is only evaded, and sometimes is even materially increased, by allowing the question of expense to come too much to the front.-Britiilt Medical Journal.

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