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'Laughter Is Not Enough'

July 06, 1985

Your editorial on the inadequacy of pop psychology to cure diseases, is a breath of fresh brains. It should be expanded to include faith healers, who also make ridiculous claims and divert people from proper medical care.

Bertrand Russell once said, "If your child is ill, and you are a conscientious parent, you accept medical diagnosis, however doubtful and discouraging; if you accept the cheerful opinion of a quack and your child consequently dies, you are not excused by the pleasantness of belief in the quack while it lasted."

JOHN R. EDWARDS

Redondo Beach

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