Books: Salvation Without Salves

MENTAL HEALERS — Stefan Zweig — Viking ($3-50).

Since self-righteousness so often accompanies good health, bad health must result from unrighteousness, or so have reasoned the generations of mankind. His first serious twinge sends the sick man to doctor or priest, for pills sometimes, for confession always. M.D.'s diagnose them outside in, priests diagnose them inside out; together they cover all the ground. When one man combines the abilities of both, he can hang out his shingle on the moon. Scores of sick men will...

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