A gentleman of Passaic asks, in a recent issue, "How can...

New York (N. Y.) Tribune

A gentleman of Passaic asks, in a recent issue, "How can Christian Scientists report cases of contagious disease when no medical man is called to diagnose disease?" Evidently this correspondent believes that medical diagnosis is uniformly reliable, and that the only way in which one can get well is by submitting to medical treatment. He may therefore be interested to learn that two of America's most noted physicians and surgeons (Doctor Cabot of Boston and Doctor Murphy of Chicago) have recently admitted that nearly 50 per cent of medical diagnoses are erroneous. In other words, they admit that in nearly half the cases medical diagnosis is based on mere guesswork.

The critic may also be interested to learn that Christian Science has taken cases diagnosed by materia medica as incurable and readily effected permanent cures. He may be still further interested to learn that Christian Science is the only physician in hundreds of thousands of American homes, with many children, and that these families are uniformly well and happy. If medical diagnosis is such a boon to the human race,—even though it fails in nearly 50 per cent of its cases,—how does this gentleman account for the works of Christian Science which, without medical diagnosis, seldom fail?

Let us suppose that this critic owes certain sums of money: one man for household goods, another on a note, and still another on a collateral loan. Now suppose that he is ready to wipe out these debts: would he have to pay the household debt in one kind of money, take up the note with another kind, and redeem the loan with still another? No, indeed; all three obligations could be wiped out with one kind of legal tender. Thus it is with Christian Science treatment; no matter what the type of the disease may be, it can be destroyed by applying to it the truth of being, as revealed in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. God is omnipotent, everywhere and at all times, not impotent on some occasions and omnipotent on others. Did not the psalmist sing of Him "who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases"?

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