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Self-made man Emerson Boyd of Every-town owns the Boyd Mills, which uses child labor and disregards health regulations, and the Boyd Chemical Company, which manufactures harmful patent medicines. Crooked politician David Duncan, the mills's general manager, misinforms Boyd about factory conditions. After Boyd's beloved daughter postpones accepting the proposal of Matthew Brand, an unambitious rich young man, until he does something for humanity, Matthew reads an exposé of the mills by editor Clifford Cole. He buys Cole's newspaper when Boyd attempts to stifle it and supports the National Tuberculosis Society's proposal to build a sanitarium in Every-town to combat the rise of tuberculosis. Boyd and Duncan impose upon Mayor Alrich to defeat the measure. When Eleanor becomes ill, her physician diagnoses tuberculosis. Boyd frantically attempts to administer his "miracle cure," Saco-Ozone, but the doctor throws it out, calling it harmful. After Duncan dies dynamiting the newspaper office, Boyd listens to Matthew, and they start a reform movement. Eleanor recovers at a sanitarium and accepts Matthews' proposal.
This film was reviewed in Motion Picture News under the title Every Town. It was made in conjunction with the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. Philip P. Jacobs, the assistant secretary of the Association, was said to have been largely instrumental in the preparation of the film.