A Spiritual Solution?

Re your pro-religion propaganda "How Faith Can Heal" [Feb. 23]: Yes, you had a few weasel-word get-outs and token international bits, but most of it was fodder for the delusional. All it boiled down to was: Many Americans have religion drummed into them; religion can exert a placebo effect. P.S. It was in your issue dated Feb. 23 but I'm writing on Feb. 16. Is this a miracle?
Brian Smith, BERLIN

Your story provided nothing new: the mind-body distinction was dealt with by Freud. A far more topical cover story would be: How Faith Can Kill. The...

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