It is surprising that anyone intelligent enough to be a...


It is surprising that anyone intelligent enough to be a speaker at the Institute of Politics could be so ignorant or so prejudiced as to describe Christian Science practitioners as "fake healers," as was reported in your recent issue. A hint of the explanation is furnished by the fact that the speaker is a professor of pharmacology and toxicology. Evidently he has allowed his professional bias to color his opinion of a subject as to which he is not correctly informed. Christian Science healing is now an established fact which is often admitted even by speakers or writers who are critical. For instance, in a recent "Examination of Christian Science," by Sir William Barrett, F. R. S., he said, "I am bound to say that cures, often of a very remarkable character, are effected;" and he continued as follows: "The marvelous improvement in the general health of persons who have become adherents to this faith is unquestionable." Other public statements to the same effect by persons equally qualified to speak as critical observers could be easily cited.

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