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April 21, 1900

"Christian Science."

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(16):1018. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460160060022

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This is largely a reproduction of articles published in the North American Review, Medical Record and New York Sun. The author is a well-known legal authority and a lecturer of Bellevue Hospital Medical College. He also, as might be expected, has very accurate and adequate ideas of the questions of medical science so far as they are involved in the subject treated. If any one wishes to get a fair idea of the modern delusion called "Christian Science," as seen from a medicolegal point of view, we would advise him to read this work. Besides the articles on Eddyism there are two chapters on subjects equally of interest to the medical practitioner, one on "How Far Can Legislation Aid in Maintaining a Proper Standard of Medical Education?" the other on "The Evolution of the Apothecary." Inasmuch as almost every physician has to deal directly or indirectly with the delusion of

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