[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of May 4–6 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You" heard internationally over more than 700 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 5 - The Source of Health

HOST: Today health is regarded as the right of each individual. Great effort is being made to bring better health to more and more people. But with all the physical research, do the microscope and test tube really reveal the source of health? It's one of today's paradoxes that men know precisely how to reach the moon with a rocket, but how to attain lasting health for many people remains a mystery! Why is this so?

I read something recently that may provide a clue. It's from "The Measure of Man" by Joseph Wood Krutch [copyright 1953, 1954, by Joseph Wood Krutch, reprinted by special permission of the publishers, The Boobs-Merrill Company, Inc.]. He says (p. 105): "If you study man by the method suited to chemistry, or even if you study him in the light of what you have learned about rats and dogs, it is certainly to be expected that what you discover will be what chemistry and animal behavior have to teach. But it is also not surprising or even significant if by such methods you fail to discover anything else."

SPEAKER: I think the author has put his finger on a pretty important point about man and his health. Researchers know a lot about cells and tissues. The big questions are: Isn't man much more than an accumulation of cells and tissues? Doesn't an understanding of health involve something much more fundamental? Something's missing—that's obvious—and I have some convictions about what it is!

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