In your issue of September 25 some remarks by a doctor...

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In your issue of September 25 some remarks by a doctor at the South African Medical Congress call for a reply, as in some cases he misquoted, and in others he did not give the full context, which alters the meaning. The following is the correct full quotation from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 179) to which the doctor refers:

"Every medical method has its advocates. The preference of mortal mind for a certain method creates a demand for that method, and the body then seems to require such treatment. You can even educate a healthy horse so far in physiology that he will take cold without his blanket, whereas the wild animal, left to his instincts, sniffs the wind with delight. The epizoëtic is a humanly evolved ailment, which a wild horse might never have.

"Treatises on anatomy, physiology, and health, sustained by what is termed material law, are the promoters of sickness and disease. It should not be proverbial, that so long as you read medical works you will be sick."

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