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Cause and Cure of Disease

From the February 18, 1939 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


A psychiatrist connected with a well-known medical school was recently quoted by a New York newspaper as having pointed to hate and fear as contributory causes of a certain type of respiratory disease frequently regarded by doctors of medicine as difficult to cure. On pages 404 and 405 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," which was first published in 1875, its author, Mary Baker Eddy, says: "Hatred, envy, dishonesty, fear, and so forth, make a man sick, and neither material medicine nor Mind can help him permanently, even in body, unless it makes him better mentally, and so delivers him from his destroyers.