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Talking of symptoms, I am greatly interested in the recent case against the Christian Scientists. Without expressing an opinion on a subject of which I am almost wholly ignorant, I am unable to refrain from weighing the pros and cons of this religion in my mind.
On the one hand it seems to me incredible that intelligent men and women (and no one can doubt the intelligence of many members of the Christian Science community) can seriously say that they would call in a surgeon to replace a broken bone but would not call in a physician for a septic wound possibly supervening on an operation performed by the self-same surgeon. Neither can I understand why they should find it necessary to wash a wound with soap and water and dress it with lint and bandages if the wound is merely a disease existent in what they call the mortal mind. On the other hand, I think the outcry against their "cure failures" is unnecessarily bitter and vituperative. A doctor attends a person suffering from a disease, and after constantly treating his patient and giving an endless amount of drugs, the patient very often dies. No one has a word to say against the physician who has failed to cure. Also, it must be remembered that the person who goes to a Christian Scientist has often—I do not say always—been already given up as hopeless by the doctors. As a lover of fair play, I think too much is made of their failures. Moreover, they have, quite apart from the physical, an enormously beneficial moral influence.
Christian Science and Health
with contributions from Frederick Dixon, M.D., Mabel S. Thomson
REV. WILLIAM P. MC KENZIE.
Those who have attended the Torrey-Alexander meetings...
Albert E. Miller
To the Editor of the Morning Post
Helen W. Kelley
with contributions from Allan Schley, Clarence C. Eaton, W. E. Stanley, Hugh C. Smith
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
Mary Baker Eddy
By Way of Appreciation
John B. Willis
A Vital Faith
Annie M. Knott
Letters to our Leader
with contributions from Grace W. Fairchild, Ella R. Parsons, Robert W. Tompkins
I was healed by Christian Science seven years ago
For a number of years I had been troubled with sore...
M. E. Stephen
I was troubled for over two years with my throat, and had...
About twelve years ago, when going downstairs, I...
When I first heard of Christian Science, I had been an...
Lillie E. Scott
During the early months of 1904 I had frequent attacks...
H. R. Fearnside
Five years ago my view of life was very distorted, yet...
Before I knew anything of Christian Science Mind-healing...
Florence Jennings with contributions from Frederic G. Sherman
In March, 1905, I was suddenly seized with illness...
Eveline C. Beals with contributions from Lucy Larcom