The Press: Scientific Censorship

Censorship need not be official to be effective. One Manhattan publishing house has lately learned this truth. The publishers are Charles Scribner's Sons. The unofficially censored book is Edwin Franden Dakin's Mrs. Eddy: The Biography of a Virginal Mind, published by Scribner's last August, now unobtainable at many a bookstore. The unofficial censors are Christian Scientists.

Last week the book department of Lord & Taylor, Manhattan department store, leased by the Doubleday-Doran Book Shops, Inc., stopped displaying Mrs. Eddy. Simultaneously The New Republic, Manhattan liberal weekly, appeared with an article by...

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