In a recent issue your medical...

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In a recent issue your medical correspondent again mentions the subject of Christian Science, asking the question, "In the mind of what mortal does the illusion exist which causes the symptoms" produced by the taking of a poison? Mrs. Eddy answers this question in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," where she says (pp. 177, 178): "If a dose of poison is swallowed through mistake, and the patient dies even though physician and patient are expecting favorable results, does human belief, you ask, cause this death? Even so, and as directly as if the poison had been intentionally taken.

"In such cases a few persons believe the potion swallowed by the patient to be harmless, but the vast majority of mankind, though they know nothing of this particular case and this special person, believe the arsenic, the strychnine, or whatever the drug used, to be poisonous, for it is set down as a poison by mortal mind. Consequently, the result is controlled by the majority of opinions, not by the infinitesimal minority of opinions in the sick-chamber."

The healing of many such cases of poisoning has taken place through the realization that the power of omnipotent divine Mind is greater than that of any illusion of mortal mind. In The Christian Science Journal and the Christian Science Sentinel appear well-attested reports of cases of healing, through Christian Science, of various diseases and disabilities, including the healing of poisoning. Similar testimonies of healing are given in the Christian Science churches every Wednesday.

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May 30, 1942

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