Christian Science Claims

The Morning News

To the Editor of The Morning News.

Sir:—In Saturday's issue of your paper there appears an editorial commenting upon the coroner's finding and the statements of the practitioners, as given in the press, of the reported death of a boy while under Christian Science treatment in Philadelphia.

In all fairness, let us ask, Would there have been this discussion and insinuation of cruelty and neglect if the child had died of diphtheretic croup while under the care of a physician? Do not children die under the care of even the most expert physicians? And is it cruel, neglectful, or unlawful when physicians have done the best they could to save their patient? An honest admission on the part of a Christian Scientist that there was not sufficient understanding of God's power to save the child from what even the physician who was called admitted to be a fatal disease, should command respect instead of censure.

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The Lectures
June 5, 1902

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