My attention has been called to an article recently printed...


My attention has been called to an article recently printed in the Recorder in which the claim is made that medical doctors are not held in the high esteem they once were, and this condition is attributed to a number of reasons, one of which is "lecturing to large audiences, by the cults," among which the author includes Christian Science. Because of the reference to "faith healing" and Christian Science, which may confuse some of your readers, and for the purpose of giving your subscribers some correct information, I ask you to kindly print this letter.

I have no desire to enter into a controversy with anyone, and I can assure the writer of the article referred to that Christian Scientists have no quarrel with the medical profession. On page 444 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, has written, "Students are advised by the author to be charitable and kind, not only towards differing forms of religion and medicine, but to those who hold these differingopinions;" and again on page 151, "Great respect is due the motives and philanthropy of the higher class of physicians." These statements indicate our stand on that subject.

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