Leadership

THE CONSERVATION OF HUMAN LIFE.

Issue 19 and Volume 62.

THE CONSERVATION OF HUMAN LIFE. In this time of strenuous conservation, when in all industries the people are bending every nerve to save material and energy, and to economize on time and labor, the one thing most precious of all our possessions is also the one thing which is most recklessly wasted and squandered by the nation, namely, human life. This fact stands out very vividly in the accident and casualty columns of our daily press, where it is to be seen that the value of human life weighs very little in the mad desire for speed and more speed in our race for wealth and production. We conserve our timber and our water supply by preserving the forests from destruction and by reforestation; we conserve our fuel by many devices the object of which is to get all the heat possible with a minimum of coal consumption; and so…

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