Theater: New Play in Manhattan: Oct. 31, 1938

Case History (by Louis S. Bardoly; produced by James Troup) was written by a doctor, produced with the backing of a dozen of his colleagues, and deals with a medical theme. It tells of a fervent Christian Scientist who, when her step-daughter becomes ill, employs a Christian Science healer and will not call in a doctor until it is too late.

Crudely written, Case History is chiefly interesting as the first play in the U. S. theatre to launch a heavy-artillery attack on the healing claims of Christian Science. In other fields the Church...