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June 14, 1902

REACTIONS AMONG MENTAL HEALERS AND FAITH CURISTS.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(24):1581. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480240031010
Abstract

Some recent reactions in circles previously devoted to the entire repudiation, not to say villification, of medical science are worth noting. First: Newspapers report that vaccination has been allowed in Dowie's "Zion," and that this leader, being unable to save his own daughter from a painful death, sought the services of a practicing physician. Second: While cases, of course, are not published, owing to established professional ethics, it is well known to the profession that physicians are nowadays often being consulted by Eddyites, even by prominent members of the sect, and that occasionally some of these are to be found in our hospitals. Third: The lecturer for a certain mental-healing society tells her followers distinctly that if they need a physician they had better go to one. However, this advice apparently contains a covert reflection on their inability to be helped by mental influence. Fourth: On account of the learning

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