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The Christian Science Monitor

From an Associated Press article published in The Christian Science Monitor Boston, Massachusetts

From small beginnings to a world-girdling religion is the story of Christian Science, which marks this year the 75th anniversary of the publication of its textbook.

The denomination, whose followers hold that prayer can heal the sick, has 3,014 recognized churches and societies, of which 776 are outside the continental United States. There also are 107 organizations at colleges. . . . Christian Science first attracted widespread attention in 1875 with publication of the first edition of its textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. Around the turn of the century the movement grew from a relatively small group to a well-known church. Its growth has been steady. . . .

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August 5, 1950

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