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Mark Twain on Christian Science

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 24 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1113

Mark Twain has fallen among the Christian Scientists, and relates his experiences in the October number of The Cosmopolitan. Last summer, on his way back to Vienna from the Appetite Cure in the mountains, he fell over a cliff and “broke some arms and legs and one thing and another.” He was taken to a neighbouring village, where there was no surgeon. There happened, however, …

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