Religion: The Healing Team

Ground was broken last week for a new concept of healing that shows signs of becoming a major trend: training doctors in religion and ministers in medicine. In Houston, Texas, work began on a four-story, $600,000 building to house the Texas Medical Center's Institute of Religion —the first of its kind in the country.

Since World War II, more and more medical schools (including the University of Chicago's) have cooperated in training ministers in hospital procedure; more and more seminaries (including the Episcopalians' General Theological Seminary in Manhattan) have stressed chaplain service to the sick. Four years ago, Texas Medical...

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