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I observe in your issue of October 22 an account of a...

Bedford Record

I observe in your issue of October 22 an account of a lecture on faith-healing by a professor, in which a reference is made to Christian Science as follows: "Christian Science, he said, was a great healing movement, and he did not doubt that the original idea came from an American doctor, who came to the conclusion that the mind could do more than medicine."

While Christian Scientists appreciate his kindly reference to Christian Science, may I say that the original idea did not come from an American doctor, but that Christian Science was the sole discovery of Mary Baker Eddy, the circumstances being fully set out in her autobiography, called "Retrospection and Introspection."

As regards the last part of the professor's statement, Mrs. Eddy wrote as follows (Science and Health, p. 482): "Christian Science is the law of Truth, which heals the sick on the basis of the one Mind or God. It can heal in no other way, since the human, mortal mind so-called is not a healer, but causes the belief in disease."

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