Tagged: “Mary Baker Eddy”

(The following is a response to a recent piece in The Telegraph (Travel) on 15 August 2019. It has not been published.)   Dear Letters Editor As a frequent visitor to Boston, Massachusetts, myself, I delighted in reading Linda Laban’s romp through 48 Hours in….Boston (15 Aug).  She brought out the sparkling essence of the […]

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Nancy Astor – letter and article on a unique glass ceiling breaker

Here is some news on two pieces I have written about Nancy Astor. ARTICLE The recent book “Mistresses of Cliveden” includes several chapters on one of the iconic house’s most colourful occupants, Nancy Astor. Lady Astor, a Christian Scientist, was the first woman to take a seat in the British parliament and the book rightly reflects a complex character, whose […]

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Mothering love! A SATURDAY (AND SUNDAY) THOUGHT

This is taken from a phrase coined by church members grateful for the work of Mary Baker Eddy (The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany, p. 52:6-7). Many members even called Mrs Eddy “Mother” for a time. At her request that practice was discontinued, and she has since been known as the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science […]

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Can we let consciousness stray from patients in our care?

As reported in the Nursing Times this week, “Patients are more likely to develop surgical site infections (SSIs) if the operating theatre is noisy, say researchers.” (Loud operating theatres up surgical infection risk). According to a Swiss study of 35 patients published in the British Journal of Surgery, theatre noise levels had been “significantly higher” during procedures of the six […]

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