In a recent issue of your paper a correspondent mentions...

Bath and Wilts Chronicle

In a recent issue of your paper a correspondent mentions that no reference was made to the surgeons' work at the recent Christian Science lecture in Bath. It would, of course, be impossible, in the narrow limits of an hour, to treat exhaustively so vast a subject as Christian Science, its divine Principle being infinite. But as so intense and tolerant an attention was evidenced in the subject by so large a number of the citizens of Bath, I am sure they will be interested to know that surgery is a branch of the great healing mission of Christian Science. On page 402 of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, is the statement that "the author has already in her possession well-authenticated records of the cure, by herself and her students through mental surgery alone, of broken bones, dislocated joints, and spinal vertebraæ." Swedish drill and manipulations of the body heal only as a drug may heal, or they may have a deleterious or no effect whatever, and are the direct opposite of Christian Science, which looks away from matter to Spirit, to the great Physician "who healeth all thy diseases;" in other words, to the divine Mind—that is, the Mind of Christ. This does not imply that Christian Scientists do not recognize the love for humanity exhibited by the majority of physicians and surgeons.

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