Signs of the Times

Christian Herald

William S. Reed, M. D. in the Christian Herald New York, New York

In recent years it has been found that all organic diseases have their psychological implications. It is also true that there is no illness without its concomitant spiritual aspect. ... Thus if a physician is to be a doctor of the whole man he cannot ignore the soul of the patient if he would practice enlightened medicine....

Spiritual therapy is being utilized by thousands of patients throughout America every day. Christian Science must be successful or it would not have the huge following that it does. ... The prayer group movements within the Methodist, Presbyterian and Episcopal denominations in America utilize spiritual therapy in many instances. Regular weekly healing services are being held by an ever-increasing number of churches throughout America. The literature on spiritual healing continues to grow and interest thousands of readers throughout the world. It becomes apparent that this aspect of patient care can no longer be ignored by the medical profession and by the church....

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May 13, 1961

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