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January 25, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(4):286-287. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530300038012

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A "church clinic" has been projected in Chicago, modeled on the one which for about a year has existed in Boston, where Dr. Worcester, the rector of Emanuel Church, and his assistant. Dr. McComb, have sought to apply whatever is beneficent in "faith cures" and "mental healings" to functional ailments, and to eliminate from such therapeutic essays the fraud and quackery which so generally permeate them. Dr. Worcester is. in quite a unique way, well fitted for such an enterprise. Before beginning his ministry he was a college professor of psychology and of the history of philosophy, and his clinics in the Boston church have made manifest their projector's earnest purposes. Unlike the ordinary "worker" in the healing science field, this rector and his assistant have made no claims to perform miracles. They have asked no price for what they may do. They have enlisted the aid of physicians, especially

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