Religion: Science & Health

In Boston this week, one of the few world religions to spring from the U.S. held its annual meeting. The 7,500 Christian Scientists who assembled at the Mother Church on Falmouth Street elected a new president for the one-year term: pert, sixtyish Lora C. Rathvon, widow of' William R. Rathvon, who was corresponding secretary to Founder Mary Baker Eddy herself.

Obedient to Mrs. Eddy's injunction against "public numbering," the Scientists released no membership figures. But there were plenty of indications that Christian Science is booming. During the past year, 42 new branch churches were founded, 362 practitioners of the faith were added...

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