Dr. Albert Warren Ferris, who for four years has been...

New York (N. Y.) Times

Dr. Albert Warren Ferris, who for four years has been president of the New York state commission in lunacy, having given up his office on Dec. 31, when asked last night [Jan. 1] whether he had found that Christian Science had been a factor in insanity, replied that he had never found a case in this state that could be attributed to Christian Science.

"The few cases where we have found Christian Science in connection with forms of insanity have been those where the patient took up Christian Science after insanity had come upon him," he said. "I have never found it a cause in a single case. There are forms of insanity that are accompanied by religious enthusiasm of an abnormal type, and Christian Science is sometimes the form this takes. I should not call Christian Science in any way a cause of insanity, and during the past few years we have studied causes very closely."

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January 20, 1912

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