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Books, Journals, New Media
June 14, 2000

ReligionPraying for a Cure: When Medical and Religious Practice Conflict

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavidMorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2000;283(22):2991-2992. doi:10.1001/jama.283.22.2991

In this book, three academic philosophers explore "the ethics surrounding conflicting religious and medical practices by examining the specific case of health-related choices made by and for Christian Scientists."

The volume is unique in that it has a point-counterpoint format and three authors rather than two. One of the writers, DesAutels, was raised in the tradition of Christian Scientism and brings the debate to a much higher level than other articles and books in which nonphilosophers attempt to answer philosophical arguments.

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