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July 23, 1910

The Religio-Medical Masquerade.

JAMA. 1910;55(4):335. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330040071034

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This little book presents concisely and forcibly the facts regarding Mrs. Eddy and her cult, which, under the name of "Christian Science," Mr. Peabody denounces as the "most shallow and sordid and wicked imposture of the ages." Mr. Peabody is Boston attorney who represented the Arena Company in 1899 in the suit brought against that magazine for the publication of Mrs. Woodbury's article, as well as in the counter-suit of Mrs. Woodbury against Mrs. Eddy. He was also retained by Rev. Minot J. Savage and later by McClure's Magazine to make a legal investigation of the history of Eddyism and, finally, was one of the attorneys in the suit brought by Mrs. Eddy's two sons for the division of her estate. As the Massachusetts attorney in these various cases, he examined under oath many of Mrs. Eddy's most intimate friends as well as the highest officials of the "Christian Science"

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