THE LECTURES

More than twelve hundred people attended the semiannual public address given in Mechanics Hall, yesterday afternoon [May 19], under the direction of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Worcester. The speaker was Judge Septimus J. Hanna, and the meeting was regarded as unique from the fact that the speaker was introduced to the audience by a practising physician of Worcester, Dr. Carl Crisand, who said in part,—

No doubt it may seem paradoxical that a physician should be called upon to introduce a speaker who represents a religio-medical sect which is not only in competition with, but also apparently in opposition to the medical profession. Permit me briefly to explain my position. I am a graduate of the homeopathic school, have been in practice twenty-three years and still believe as firmly as ever in the law of similia similibus curantur, as a law of cure. Beyond this, however, I try to be simply a fair-minded, honest seeker after truth, and as in my opinion the finality of thought has not been reached in science, in medicine, in politics, and not even in theology, therefore I welcome the opportunity of sitting at the feet of one who knows more about Christian Science than I do. I hope and expect to learn much from him which will enable me to bring relief to my patients. Co-operation is greater than competition and we should constantly bear in mind one of the great fundamental laws of the universe, the law of interdependence. There is not a thing in this world which is not dependent for its existence upon some other favorable thing or condition. We are all dependent upon each other. We all need each other, and therefore should co-operate with each other. He who loses sight of this great law soon becomes worthless timber in the economy of the world. He is a narrow-minded fanatic and a menace to the very cause which he has espoused. It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Judge Septimus J. Hanna.

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