Public attention, generally, has been called to the educational...

The New York (N. Y.) Evening Post

Public attention, generally, has been called to the educational campaign now being carried on by the American Society for the Control of Cancer for the purpose of promoting through the press, public platform, and other channels the society's views regarding the cause, treatment, and cure of this dread disease. No method of treatment, however, other than the use of material means is proposed, although much evidence is at hand to prove the efficacy of treatment through spiritual means.

One who reads the medical journals of the day cannot fail to be impressed by the attention given to discussion of the cause and treatment of cancer, and the frank admission by considerable numbers of the medical profession of the utter hopelessness that this malady may be healed by any known form of material treatment. It is admitted that drugs have failed, while the radium treatment, the X-ray, and the knife apparently have been no more effective in the healing of this scourge of mankind. In the meantime, thought is changing as to the cause of cancer. Regarding the influence of the mind upon the body as the cause of disease in general, Dr. William M. Sadler in his book, "Physiology of Faith and Fear," says: "Mind never fails to impress itself upon matter. For every mental process there never fails to follow some physical response. Every thought of mind, every process of consciousness, is unfailingly translated into some form of material movement. This physical response to mental stimuli may be either unconscious, observed or unobserved, but none the less real."

In the Medical Review of Reviews for May, 1916, appears this statement: "Our Christian Science friends are scientifically correct when they say that fear causes consumption and worry produces cancer. Cancer comes from faulty circulation; faulty circulation is the direct result of jerky, imperfect breathing, and imperfect breathing always goes with and is a direct result of fear, worry, hate, and unkindness."

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March 11, 1922

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