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February 16, 1907

MRS. MARY BAKER EDDY'S CASE OF HYSTERIA.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(7):614-615. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520330056007

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Abstract

No one more than the writer of the serial articles on the Christian Science cult appearing in the current numbers of McClure's Magazine is likely to approach the life history of Mary Baker Eddy with the same regard for accuracy, the same respect for truth, and to bring to the laborious task the same indefatigable energy so necessary for an enduring type of biographic research. Indeed, as a contribution to our knowledge of the woman and her creed, it is so singularly free from invective and irreverence as to compel admiration and challenge inquiry. Discrediting all that has been said or written of "Mother" Eddy by penny-liners and pamphleteers and submitting as evidence only the testimony set forth in McClure's, how much appears there in support of the fact, not the theory, that Mrs. Eddy always has been, is, and always will be, the pitiable victim of the grand neurosis,

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