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From the April 1883 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Medical News

Sir Humphrey Davy, when a young man, had an experience which serves to illustrate the nature of healing by faith. Davy was employed by Dr. Beddess, who had an extravagant theory of the curative power of oxygen, to administer the gas to certain patients. Among those who came to be treated was a paralytic. But before beginning the inhalation Davy placed a thermometer under the patient's tongue, to record his temperature. The man was much impressed with this, and declared with much enthusiasm that he was already much relieved. Seeing the extraordinary influence of the man's imagination, Davy did nothing more than gravely place the thermometer under his tongue from day to day, and in a short time he reported cured.—Medical News.

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