Medicine: Faith & Healing

Modern scientific medicine is defeating itself. What the patient wants is not so much impersonal, technical skill as reassuring personal contact with a healer. As a result, faith healers, instead of fading away as science improves its knowledge and methods, are multiplying all around. These were the conclusions reached by 40 assorted scientists attending the International Congress of Parapsychology at Saint-Paul in Southern France.

Does It Really Work? As they headed for home last week after ten days of contemplation and discussion among the terraced vineyards of Provence, the delegates were agreed that...

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