In your editorial column of February 8, under the heading...

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In your editorial column of February 8, under the heading "Fads and Health Ideas," the statement is made that "loss of faith in medicine was partly responsible for the appearance of osteopath and chiropractor, and various other healing cults, including Christian Science." While it is not my intention to pass judgment as to the merits of osteopathy, chiropractic, or any other material method as a remedial agency for relief from suffering, kindly permit me to say for the benefit of your readers, that Christian Science, as discovered and founded by Mary Baker Eddy, is a Christian religion, based upon the teachings of Christ Jesus, who came into the world to bear witness unto the truth of being—the truth about God and about man created in God's image and likeness.

The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, was organized by Mrs. Eddy to be "a church designed to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing" (Church Manual, p. 17). Christian Science reveals the inestimable value of spiritual means for the practical prevention or cure of all manner of sickness, in contradistinction to reliance on physical manipulation, or any other material means for healing. Therefore, it should not be classified as being, in any way, like unto any material "healing cult."

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