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April 1929

The Truth About Mind Cure.

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;21(4):988. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02210220259018

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This small book, the work of a surgeon, is written with a finality which does not permit of any compromise or difference of opinion. The author implies in the title that the last word on the subject has now been said, rendering further discussion unnecessary.

It is announced in the preface that the book commemorates the one thousandth delivery of the author's lecture on "Faith and Fear," "To audiences from Maine to California and from the Canadian Border to the Gulf." It is peculiarly dogmatic throughout and abounds in platitudes and unverified statements, which removes any slight claim it might have otherwise to scientific value, although two pages from the end of the book, the writer expresses his conviction that "I have told the truth about mind cure and all that I have written up to now is scientific truth." In partial justification of the style of the book

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