Definition of absent treatment
- The fever went down, and the boy rested well all night. Next morning it went up again, so I called the practitioner on the telephone, and she gave him an absent treatment.
- —Minnie Collins, Christian Science Journal, April 1919
- But those absent treatments, they fascinated me. Weige treated patients that he never saw. Did it with what he called a concentrated thought force. Give him a description of an ailing person, and the person's symptoms, and he'd treat the person simply by thinking about him, even if he were miles away.
- —Leon Hale, Houston Chronicle, 4 July 2010