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November 22, 1902

THE SURRENDER OF EDDYISM.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(21):1325-1326. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480470035005

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Abstract

The latest revelation of the "profitess" of Eddyism is in effect that the public mind has not yet reached the point where Eddyite practice can control infectious diseases. Therefore, the diplomaed output of the rapid process, $300 courses of lectures, are not to attempt any more to cure such disorders by present or absent treatment. One or two recent experiences of her followers, with possible legal proceedings in prospect, may have had something to do with this latest pronouncement, but whatever the cause, it is a confession of failure and— what is still better—a chance for life for many of her deluded followers. We shall never know how many human lives have been sacrificed by Eddyism, Dowieism, etc., to say nothing of the needless disease and suffering they have caused. The same announcement authorizes and advises the reporting of contagious diseases to the proper authorities, Mrs. Eddy, or the literary

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