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November 17, 1923


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Calgary, Alta.

JAMA. 1923;81(20):1711-1712. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650200061032

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To the Editor:  —Some weeks ago the associate secretary of the Alberta Medical Association wired your secretary for information concerning the Rev. "Dr." C. S. Price, "Divine Healer," who lays claim to California as his place of residence. Your secretary replied that he could give no data regarding him.In some way this man has been able to secure the cooperation of ministers and religious organizations to aid and abet him in his practices. Under the guise of religion, he attempts to cure "the lame, the halt and the blind" as well as those with serious organic diseases, calling to his aid hypnotism pure and unadulterated. I may say that he will not admit that it is hypnotic power, but places the onus on the intervention of the Lord.In many cases, as might be surmised, the results have been disastrous. From official sources in Vancouver, I learn that, following

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