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A number of newspapers have published reports of medical experiments recently made by Professor Gates at Washington. According to these reports, the professor succeeded in showing by chemical results the influence of mental states upon the human body. One paper says,—
Professor Gates has shown what is called the causative character of thinking in a long series of experiments. He has found that change of the mental state changed the chemical character of the perspiration. When treated with the same chemical reagent the perspiration of an angry man showed one color, that of a man in grief another, and so on through the long list of emotions. Each mental state persistently exhibited its own peculiar result every time the experiment was repeated. Each kind of thinking, by causing changes in glandular or visceral activity, produced different chemical substances, which were being thrown out of the system in the perspiration ... The results showed ... that each kind of thinking produced its own peculiar substance, which the system was trying to expel.
As a result of her search for spiritual realities, and without taking matter into account as a factor in her experiments, Mrs. Eddy discovered many years ago that "erring, mortal, misnamed mind produces all the organism and action of the mortal body;" a discovery which, she goes on to say, "set my thoughts to work in new channels, and led up to my demonstration of the proposition that Mind is All and matter is naught as the leading factor in Mind-science" (Science and Health, p. 108). At the time of our Leader's discovery her statements of it were met with incredulity on the part of those who were wedded to time-worn opinions and medical theories respecting mind and body, but with the multiplied proofs of the scientific correctness of her statements a great change has come over the world's thought.
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FOR CIVIC AND INDUSTRIAL PEACE
Frank W. Gale, Mary Baker G. Eddy
THE REWARD OF CHARITY
C. W. JENNINGS
IS THE CHRIST-HEALING INSTANTANEOUS?
REV ARTHUR REEVES VOSBURGH
THE DIVINE IMAGE
EVA A. H. BARNES
As the papers seem full of references to Christian Science...
Charles G. Bliss
with contributions from A. K. Frain, Bertha M. Parce, W. S., A. B. Osborne, L. C. Holden, John M. Henderson, E. W. Dickey, William E. Smythe, Editor
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
Mary Baker Eddy with contributions from Ione Revenaugh
"UNDER HIS WINGS SHALT THOU TRUST"
John B. Willis
Annie M. Knott
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from John B. Willis, Mary Baker G. Eddy, Uriannie P. Grover, Frances S. Cook, Sue Mims, Florence H. Schellinger, Julia Hayes Glidden, Sarah V. Green, A Business Man
AMONG THE CHURCHES
with contributions from Grace E. Emison
"HE IS FAITHFUL THAT PROMISED"
I wish to acknowledge all the good I have received in...
J. B. Burchard
I feel it a duty as well as a pleasure to give my testimony...
From childhood I was afflicted by several diseases
Amelia A. Swaty
As one rescued from hopeless sickness and misery, I...
Mary E. Allen
I was healed through Christian Science in September,...
In years gone by, while living almost entirely in the...
Martha H. Freeman
JNO. M. DEAN
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from G. M. Twitchell