Vital statistics just published by the Census Bureau show...

New York (N. Y.) Telegraph

Vital statistics just published by the Census Bureau show that the death rate in America is 13.5 per thousand, as against 16.2 in the years 1901-6. The death rate in America is the lowest it has been in the history of the country. Americans are healthier than they have ever been.

The decrease in the death rate in the United States began when Christian Scientists started their uplifting work. Christian Scientists have made this a nation of optimists. Men and women have "got into the habit of being well," as Oliver Wendell Holmes said. Christian Scientists have worked without ceasing to show their fellow men that sin, sickness, and death are abnormal conditions of mortal mind. And they have succeeded. No group of religionists in America has ever had such an effect on the people—an effect for good spiritually and bodily—as have the Christian Scientists. Doctors may rail and attempt to prosecute, but the work begun by Mrs. Eddy still goes on. The good health of the country shows the result of that work. Figures prove it.

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December 30, 1916

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