In an article in your recent issue, which has just come...

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In an article in your recent issue, which has just come to my notice, a doctor denies the possibility of restoring health by faith and prayer. None the less, it is true beyond dispute that Christian Science does heal sickness, and that authenticated cures of cancer and consumption through Christian Science have been numerous. The constructive and humane attitude which distinguishes the doctor's article makes it clear that he welcomes every righteous means of curing disease; and I cannot believe that he would have treated the healing work of Christian Science so lightly if he had first seriously attempted to ascertain some facts as to its efficacy. Like him, I too would say: "If good and bad are on trial, follow the decision impartially. Send down the fire, Lord!"

For instance, the weekly Christian Science Sentinel of November 26, 1927, contained a verified account of a healing of cancer—healed, as a matter of fact, after physicians had declared the case incurable. In our state of Michigan, I have personally known of healings of cancer and tuberculosis through Christian Science. Such healings will undoubtedly become more numerous as people come to realize that they do not have to submit tamely to that word "incurable"; and it is good to observe that discerning physicians are beginning to protest against its use. Then, again, the doctor has the weight of opinion of leaders of his own profession against him when he denies that Christian Science can restore health. Not so long ago Dr. Charles Hunter, associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Manitoba, said, as reported, that "Christian Science had helped many persons suffering from diseases, which to the medical practitioner, had defied diagnosis. ... furthermore, had brought relief to individuals who were victims of some organic disorder."

From your correspondent's use of the word "incurable," it is evident that he is not willing that his own profession should be judged by the test which he proposes to apply to Christian Science healing—the cure of "six incurable cancer patients ... and an equal number of consumptives." For sixty years Christian Science has met every fair test, however, and that is why it has survived. In conclusion may I say how much Christian Scientists admire the faithful, unselfish work of the medical profession, generally, in behalf of suffering mortals. Experience convinces me more and more of the truth of these words of Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 164): "It is just to say that generally the cultured class of medical practitioners are grand men and women."

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Testimony of Healing
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March 31, 1928

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