A physician criticized Christian Science for "attempting...

Chicago Heights (Ill.) Star

A physician criticized Christian Science for "attempting of practise medicine," and said that "on that ground it was subject to criticism." Criticism by whom? Those who are healed never condemn their healing just because the doctor did not do it. If it is the doctors that are criticizing healing, it can only be because they do not do it, which would hardly be "ethical."

On the subject of medical practice I would like to quote from an editorial which appeared in the Chicago Examiner a little over a year ago under the caption "When Did Prayer Become Medicine?" "It would be interesting to learn when prayer became a drug or a lotion or a plaster. What pharmacies keep it in stock? Is it a decoction, an infusion, or a distillation? Does the druggist sell this 'medicine' in a bottle or neatly done up as a tablet or a pill? If prayer is not a 'medicine,' how can a man practise medicine by praying?"

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