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BY DR. R.E.HUGHES
Hi nil Tuesday at Doclors
Con vcut ion.
"Religion \.s, .Medicine" tin- Sllb.h'l't
oi itu liitcri'stliiur Paper Rend
II) a Laurens Doctor.
Dr. Rolf? 13. Hughes 61 this city
read before the Trl-Stato Medical
association in session at Charleston,
February luth a paper tin "Religion
\>. Medicine." Following is the full
Ii ? medical profession taken ool.
lectively aro materialistic, much
.? ;> of late years thai) in early
ihn -due. (.f course, lo the more
;' tiiillc base cm winc h our art h?\V
rests and the rapid strides it lias made
or Ihe cause and pathology of disease
v-.coupled v i'!? common sense be
gets !4ood treatment, be it by the use
cif I'sycocliernpy, knife or drug. That
we M.e oil a (Inner scientlilc basis,
mention has but to he made of a few
speciilcs, when still greater posslblll
*tle loom ii|i most prominently.
Small-pox is practically deprived of
its horrors by vaccine, Diphtheria by
Anti-toxilie, Malaiin bus two mortal
foes oi the wire screens ami Quinine.
Typhus and Puerperal fevers are pass
ing, Tetanus ami one form of Gangrene
We hold at arm's length, and when
we ponder on tho achievements of
modern Surgery, wo are amazed and
dare no mention its possibilities but
rather doff out hats to Lord Lister.
Then we are forced to ask why should
Che laity or tho press at times show
SUCh ignorance and superstition, cry
ing clown scientific facts and cheering
Christian science. Kddyism. or any
irrational form of new thought.
Medicine began with just such
mysticism playing the main role, and
no one even now doubts the influences
of the mind over the body, nor should
i sane person doubt that a regular
qua) i tied physician knows best how
and when to use this Influence, but as
lluchinson says: "What we arc? apt to
forget is that tho whole history of the
progross of medicine has been a record
of diminishing resort to this power as
a means of cure. The measure of our
success and of our control overj
diseases has boon, and is yet, in exact
proportion to the extent to which we
can relegate this resource to the back
ground and avoid resorting to It. In
stead of mental influences being the
newest method of treatment, it is the
oldest. Instead of being an untried
remedy it is most thoroughly tested,
most universal, most ubiqitous remedy
listed anywhere upon the pages of
history.and. it may he frankly stated.
in civilized countries, as widely dis
credited. The proportion to which
it survives tests tho medicine of any
ra.r.- barbarism and backwardness.
Today two of tho most significant cri
teria of the measure of enlightenment
and of the Control 0V0I' disease of
oltiiei the medical profession of a
nation or any individual physician are
tho extent to Which they resort and
? <)] in mental Influences and opi
um IVychotherupy and narcotics
are and ever have been, the sheet
anchors of the charlatan ami ihe
miracle -worker. Looking forward,
therefore, wo see clearly that in or
der lo make (he medicine of the fu
nii" successful and enduring, able to
hold its own in the face ol the "Seduc
tions of StrnngO God8," it is imperative
.?:. I absolutely necessary, that treat
ment, its rules ami methods be taken
out of the hand of the theorist,
psendo sciontlsi and those whom Car*
lj lo le aned "disciples of the abso
1(1 to" ami placed in charge of the
closely observing, experienced, prac
tical (iltllcal man of medicine."
Mrs. Lddy Is still living, very alert
and highly receptive, both as to cash
ai I useful facts. She argues that
s, ... i.-. not and cannot be material*
izi i thai life is not subject to death,
that Ihe spiritual man has no con*
sei itisness of life or death. To tins,
we cannot say Amen hut A Woman,
?and as she is a living elderly lady,
wo will courteously drop her and pass
<in to one of her votaries, a minis! -rial
biped of ihe opposite sex in Virginia,
Ai.o. n fow years ago, prenchod Chris
tian Science abused the organized
hui'Oll, society, systems and tho med
ical profession, especially, Scatter
ing ministerial yuui-yiim broadcast,
the bulk of Ills abuse, however, was
neaped upon the doctors, and you will
pardon the personal reference when
I br ing lip his case, since it so forci
bly pits religion against medicine, and
weal: debaters musl have strong facts,
and 'his Is a fact.
The Dev. Dominie in question
cheated one of his neighbors out of a
horse?and the good man, a robust
farmer, maddened beyond endurance,
knocked our preacher's shoulder out
of joint. :''iny of his followers
gathered about, his home, where he
suffered for sonn? time. They prayed
ai.d probably oileu him, but his tor.
tUres grew no loss, and, dually, 1 was
summoned. Hastening <>:i the way.
but Intentionally and oxasperately ,
slow on arrival, to render aid) until I I
had expressed wonder why it Bhould
ix? out of place, why pain, consistent
with his creed, Why any of 11.is and
it it even existed, why it wouldn't
yield t<> Iiis methods. This argu
ment wn3 !>? inu cynically put forth as
he cried, groaned and nppeale I. the
latter to mo. but my love for the pro
fession I had just entered was greater
than any affection I bore for him or
Sirs. Eddy. Besides, it was a line
chance to pit GlG Kocher method
against tho Eddy test and not until
thinking he had suffered enough, and
ho had promised all credit to Koeher.
if relieved, and nest of all. stop his ti
rade against doctors, did I reduce his
shoulder. "fwns .1 victory, the head
of the humorous was resting in peace.
But, more to tin* point of the sub
ject, and. I beg In the very beginning
not to he misunderstood as in anyway
reflecting upon Iho clergy -oii the
other hand. 1 w| I) it distinctly under
stood, for them all I hold the highest
regard, the most affectionate rever
ence. They nie the noblest class
of unappreciated and tinsel fish labor
ers on earth, ami. what follows is
meant in no way to depreciate their
earnest steal and efforts in their ser
vice to Cod or man. Nor, is it even
intended to intimate that we are to
work without them, but. this contri
bution is intended to sound a warning,
and show some of tip- perils of a late
well moaning, ami. no doubt, a; this
time, useful movement, as practised
by the very able promoters at
Emmanuel Church, Boston, ami show
rather what might result in common- .
ities where such promoters do not
exist, and to prove how Inadequate
and Impracticable tho movement
would be when generalized, as among
settlement workers, small commun
ities or missionaries, ami remind us
of great dangers that are far reach
ing and most disastrous to the church,
tho public and tin? medical profession.
Time forbids more than touching Up
on some of the more important ones
under each head, but, sufficiently it
is hoped lo call a halt in this new
movement, before it begins grinding
out cranks and mono-maniacs, who
may become as harmful and influen
tial as Mrs. Eddy, or. her cult.
Coining, then, to the church first,
the history of all such movements is
the same. Demoralization. Clergy
men will enter this work with intel
lectual preparedness, who lack the
special gifts required. Few clergy
men have tho combination of quali
tios, which the work demands. He
must hedge himself about with the
social conventions faithfully observ
ed by the reputable neurologist, and
yet. as Dr. Cabot says, not let them
bo obtrusive unless ho can do these
things, lie will not cure the Neuras
thenic or the Fsychas-theule, there
fore, make a failure of his work, pro
ducing a skeptic of his patient, both
in religion and medicine and bringing
his church to grief. The average
church cannot possibly inanagO the
elaborate machinery ol Emmanuel
church, Boston, where the rector has
adequate assistance, salaried und vol
untary. The average clergyman can
not manage his class and clinic with,
out the abandonment of mine very
important lines of parish duty, New
thought movements in the church
have always weakened it. the devo
tees, of the movement sooner or later,
leaving tho ranks, its valid ueucleus,
or. "fundamental principles," as Rev.
Kenneth Forbes puts it Is its "funda
mental weakness' and sooner or Inter
will retard evangelical Christianity?
and there is an enormous Held .vet
with a growing scarcity of laborers.
There is. also, great dancer thai
the churc h may lind in grasping after
the shadow of health she will lose ihe
substance of Salvation or, applying
it in a special case iuiaaine a neur
asthenic fill, conferring with a min
ister possessing mysterious gifts.
Discarding all thoughts of scandal.
Who can doubt that such a girl Would
soon become dopenden! upon the man.
who knew not only the secrets of the
soul la;1 eVery real and fancied weak
ness of the body? Then, think of a
healer himself, neurotic and suscep
tible to suggestion, and you have a
condition, which might lead to some
And. as Dr. Porks says. "1 ? church
is in danger of giving her approval to
one soil of healing as essentially re
ligious, and thoreby throwing ills*
credit upon another method equally
as religions in its sphere." if tin
church gives the stamp of approval
to one method of healing, it must log*
Icftlly he driven to assert that that
method can cure all diseases. " Not
only is Emmanuel trontmoni for phys
ical ills limited to functional nervous
disorders, but even in such cases the
dfllClOncy of the treatment will some
times be conditioned by circumstan
ces which the Eminailltol worker < an
not manage. Certain of the cases
which appeal to him are sure to need
dally treatment to effect a cure, and
that ho cannot give. Obviously he
can not give the time to mere caret of
tho semi-insane. Others will require
in the home assistance not to bo found
there. Men Struggling with bad i
habits may need nothing so much as
change of environment, and thai Is
the one thing which they cannot have.
Tho second thought?dangers to the
public, suggests this comment, if
functional diseases" nro cured by u
clergyman, Psycotherupy being the
agent, many thus relieved would, of
course, attach a supernatural forco
or power, and practical experience
convinces us that they soon would
tall into the error of believing all ail
ments, ami nable to the same line.
Many function:.! diseases do yield to
such Inllueiiees, lor ! y absorbing the
attention of Neurotics and side track
ing their thoughts, nature often as
serts herself, nerve tension is lessen
ed, self reliance is Increased, ami.
tlnn a normal How of the secretions.
This is fascinating to the public, it's
catchy, it savors just enough of the
super-human lo appeal to (hi masses,
especially, when used by ministers.
But are the clergy or their patients
always capable of different luting func
tional trophies of Neurotic origin
from those of organic changes. Take
for example a parent, who several
years previously, had spec I lie trouble
but was cured physical!> by the usual
method, still, mentally he is dissatis
fied* lias marked fears and dreads.
Applying to the new movement, ami
is made lo feel easier, or. we will say
cured now mentally. Such a man
would attribute all his well being to
the BUggestlVO treatment, the last
used. Naturally, he would Influence
Iiis children into tho same way of
thinking. Then, what would he the
possible ravages of a fearful heredi
tary enemy bringing opelepsy, paral
ysis and death? Could any kind of
moral suasion take the place of mer
cury or lodid? Poor Innocent victims
lulled into a false sense of security,
when science has a specific.
In conclusion, then, bow does it
affect the medical profession? if
we cultivate and study too much the
religious side of our work, we might
neglect the practical side.
Mrs. Eddy had three husbands.
The hist two were practicing physl
clans, but her cult quickly converted
them; that they did not fully monop
olize Christian science promises or
gel full ben ell I of Mrs. l?ddy's corner
on religion ami physical ills. One
died young ol pneumonia, the other
?lied in prison for stealing. A good .
physician and a good preaeher might
have averted such ends. There were
two converts. Wo know others; modi
cine is a broad Held, and pains taking
research has uliyoya brought its re
Commercialism, American shrewd- 1
ness. mysticism and Indifference t,>
physical scicuttllc accuracy make n
dance:ous combination. We have
enough ;<> do on tho sclontille side,
and as proof that the combination
nev. r worked well, wo co to the Itlble,
Luke, the great physician, abandoned
all methods which tinged ol the lull'
tide, and adopted the most approved
material ntedleal practise of his day.
Paul spoke of Luke, tho gronl jihysl
? InU, but it create ? iio special impres
sion on us, for Paul could heal i>>
touch ami word, but Students of Hie
Scriptures tell us Paul even nban
doiie.i (hat method of healing, mid
such gifts of healing were loss prom
Inent and its place supplied b> the
true practice ol medicine. Pnul luay
have felt thai with the blosillg went
a meat danger, and. it so then, it is
Time forbids more, but it is to he
hoped enough has boon said lo cause
reflection, at least, and instead of re
ligion and medicine being administer
ed by one man. let us Inno it a, be.
fore dispensed each by a spccii'.'ist in
his line. Striving alwavs to do our
best as physicians, guided by ihe
proper fear and faith, and. at last
when the dim shadows gather about
our own souls, have the cherry pres
ence of a saintly clergyman, who
hasn't been trailing health shadows,
but has the substance of salvation
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