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September 29, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(13):829. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460390045006

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The miracle-working "she" of the present day, the "profitess" of "Christian Science," has made an exhibition of herself at a local fair at Concord, N. H., sharing the attention of the public with a high diver. This is supposed to put at rest the suspicions ventured by some that "mortal mind" had got the best of her to the extent that decomposition had set in, as it has with so many of her believers. This fact was sent, with details of her procession around the race course escorted by the marshals of the fair, by special telegram, to the Chicago Times-Herald for the satisfaction of her western devotees. The alleged reason of the "profitess'" emergence was her human but unsanctified interest in seeing the diver jump from a height of eighty feet into five feet of water, with the chance of breaking his neck.

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