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June 26, 2000

Prayer and Medical ScienceA Commentary on the Prayer Study by Harris et al and a Response to Critics

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(12):1735-1738. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.12.1735

It is fatal to dismiss antagonistic doctrines, supported by any body of evidence, as simply wrong. Alfred North Whitehead, 19481

THE RANDOMIZED, controlled trial by Harris et al2 on the effects of remote intercessory prayer on outcomes of patients admitted to a coronary care unit evoked several comments from physicians.

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