By common impulse the discussion of theologic opinions in a medical journal is felt to be abhorrent to good taste. Christian Science, however, intrudes itself upon us both as a religion and healing art inextricably mixed together. Moreover, it uses its peculiar theology as a weapon to attack the science of medicine, and with it all the other physical sciences. It is right, therefore, to outline its theology with its appended therapeutic methods, but I shall not dispute about the truth or error of those of its ideas which are merely theologic.
The scheme has come to the front at a favorable time. Eclecticism and homeopathy have lost their sharp separateness and are seeking to merge themselves into general medicine. This leaves a vacancy, and Christian Science promptly steps in to fill it. Most physicians know something of it, but few have any full and clear information of its character,
ANDREWS E. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. THE NEW THEOLOGICO-PHILOSOPHIC THERAPEUTICS. JAMA. 1899;XXXII(11):578–581. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450380003002a
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