Religion: Healing

Except for the fact that it supplies in its commandments a code for clean living that has been paraphrased by many health departments, the Christian Church, founded upon a rock not to be shaken by the windy babbling of false prophets, has had little to do with the shifting frontiers, the deciduous dogmas, of modern medicine. Thinking always of the cures performed by a man of Galilee, it has held apart from the contentions of surgeons and physicians, to interest itself rather in the works of those faith healers who work without stethescopes or...

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