The Divine Refuge

A widely-circulated newspaper, in commenting upon the recent experiences in San Francisco, says, "There is nothing surprising in the report that health is better in San Francisco than ever before. Nor need we wonder that many cases of dyspepsia, torpid liver, and even paralysis are, some of them cured entirely, some greatly improved. The health officers think it is because of open-air life, the return to nature, etc.

"But we are not obliged to believe that. Is it not more probable that the invalid got well because he was given something else to think about? In San Francisco the something else was so shocking, so terrible that it drove all else out of the mind, and when the poor things dropped their little miseries out of their minds to make room for the greater, the physical miseries correspondent thereto dropped out of the flesh.

"This is not science. It is only speculation, or may be common sense. Anyhow the San Francisco sick folks are getting better and we ought to be thankful for them."

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"Now is the accepted time."
June 9, 1906

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