"One step out of error"

Medical doctors are becoming impressed more and more with the mental background, and even the mental nature, of disease. And in the case of experiments such as placebos, the part played by the mentality of both doctors and patients in the use of drugs is being recognized. Christian Scientists look upon these tendencies as interesting signs of the times. For this reason, every once in a while a news item is selected for publication such as the one which is reprinted on page 1983 of this issue.

Psychosomatic medicine takes the mental state of the patient largely into consideration, and this is one step out of a perplexing situation. Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health (p. 296), "An improved belief is one step out of error, and aids in taking the next step and in understanding the situation in Christian Science." The next step is to take the moral and spiritual into consideration; then disease will be recognized as wholly mental, regardless of how physical it may seem to be, and the remedy for disease will be found in Science.

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November 9, 1963

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