From Letters, Substantially as Published

In your issue of March 22, under the caption "Prayer v. Prophylaxis,"...


In your issue of March 22, under the caption "Prayer v. Prophylaxis," in speaking of a bill which the District of Columbia Committee of the House of Representatives had before it in Washington the previous week in regard to eye prophylaxis at birth, the statement is made that "the bill carried a Senate amendment which was so full of religious implications that a sub-committee had to be appointed to deal with it." Also, "The chief U. S. church which treats human ailments by prayer is the Church of Christ, Scientist."

You further quote Dr. George C. Ruhland, District Health Officer, as saying, "I have the highest regard for religion, but religious belief does not prevent blindness."

May I take issue with the doctor on this point, for many individuals have been healed of blindness and many cases where from a medical standpoint total blindness was considered inevitable, Christian Science has restored perfect sight. I present for your consideration the following statement by one of America's most noted artists:

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