Medicine and the return to Christian Science

As Christian Science became part of the religious landscape during the transition into the twentieth century, its practice of healing through prayer gained significant public attention. The movement grew because people were being healed.

Some today have speculated that many who turned to Christian Science did so in those days because the medicine that was practiced in the late 1800s was relatively primitive. One had about as good a chance to be helped with Christian Science as with the guesswork practiced by doctors of the day—so the reasoning goes.

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