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Epidemic Irrationality: an American City of Unreason


“Leaves of Healing,” which the Lancet describes as “a very curious sheet,” gives information of the foundation of “Zion City,” already possessing a population of several thousands (medical men being excluded), a mayor with corporation, subordinated to a Theocratic committee, itself dominated by the Rev. J. A. Dowie. “Theocracy” must now, therefore, be added to the list of the forms of government.

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