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“For many years the Mormons rejected the aid of physicians altogether. They applied oil, and ‘laid hands’ on all sick persons, without regard to their ailments. If a person was ill, the elders were called, and they anointed him with consecrated oil; then they rubbed or manipulated him, much after the manner of the modern ‘magnetic treatment,’ the elders praying audibly all the time.”

~Ann Eliza Young, Wife No. 19, Chapter 7, page 124; 1876~