What Fear Does

Christian Science teaches that fear, not germs or atmospheric poison, induces disease. Doctors of medicine are usually so wedded to their materialistic theories, that they almost overlook fear as a factor in disease, and search through all the forms of microscopic animal life for some material microbe to serve as creator for each disease. These doctors denounce Christian Science as irrational because it points to fear as the immediate cause of sickness instead of honoring the germ theory with credence.

To show how variously and fatally fear affects the human body, the following extracts of newspaper items that have come to us from time to time are given. These items are but a few of the many that were published during the past year, for no effort was made to get such items that were printed.

Barbara Mailhouse, New Haven, Conn., died December 9, 1898. She attended a party where there were just thirteen persons present. She noticed the fact and it was jokingly said that as she noticed it first, she would fall a victim to the fatal number. She worried over it, became ill, and was firmly convinced that she could not recover. Nothing could shake her belief that she was doomed.

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Solving the Problem of Being
August 31, 1899

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