The Medical Record for August 21 carries an editorial...

Medical Record

The Medical Record for August 21 carries an editorial in which reference is made to an epidemic in a certain location, and to the fact that many ministers of churches were invited to join in praying to allay this epidemic.

We note your comment upon the fact that Christian Scientists were not invited to join in this. Your editorial does not state the location, so we are not in a position to say whether or not there is a Christian Science organization at that point.

You say, "Our observation shows that measles do pretty well where the Christian Scientists have their agents." Without desiring to make comparisons, it may be said that Christian Science has never been known to cause an epidemic or the spread of disease. The writer of this letter has just read a communication from a gentleman prominent in professional musical circles, thanking a Christian Science practitioner for the healing of his young son of an attack of measles. The child had been sent home from school. The father called a Christian Science practitioner for treatment. The next morning the boy was well and insisted that he be permitted to return to school. The parents of the boy called a physician and informed him that the child had been sent home from school the day before with the measles. The physician examined the boy, found him perfectly well, and he returned to school with the physician's certificate of good health.

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