ABOUT twenty years ago our Leader instructed the then Christian Science Board of Directors to take steps for the establishment of a sanatorium where those in need might be healed. Our movement to-day is world-wide, and our sanatorium at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, established in 1916, has ministered beneficently to so many that the question has repeatedly been raised, "Will there ever be similar institutions established at distant points, so that the long trip to Boston may be avoided?" Our reply has been, in effect, that when it should be made clear to us that the time had arrived for the establishment of another sanatorium under the auspices of The Mother Church, the field would be duly notified.
The terms and conditions to be observed before another sanatorium could be sanctioned appeared to us briefly as follows:
(1) It should be located at a point at least three days distant from Boston.
(2) It should be under the direct supervision and control of The Mother Church, with local cooperation and assistance drawn from the churches in contiguous territory.
(3) Its funds should be handled through the Treasurer of The Mother Church, to whom all contributions, local and otherwise, should be sent.