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June 24, 1905

THE LAST (?) WORD FROM CONCORD.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(25):1992. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500520020009

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Abstract

The daily press of June 12, contained "Mrs. Eddy's Good-By." Those who recoil from open blasphemy will be comforted at the prospect of a cessation of the Concord pronunciamentos. Unhappily this "last" deliverance is more shocking to the Christian sense of the community than most of its predecessors. Mrs. Eddy calmly announces that hers is "a new religion," that she herself is "an interpreter of Jesus' teaching," and that her book, "Science and Health," is "a fulfillment of the New Testament promises of a latter-day revelation"! The whole document is a series of questions propounded by a correspondent of the Boston Herald, together with Mrs. Eddy's replies. Having given this last public utterance, Mrs. Eddy desires that she now be permitted uninterrupted opportunity, "to assimilate myself to God"! On the medical side, this proclamation shows that denial of the obvious facts of life is not inconsistent with great modifications of

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