The Scarlet Letter

What does Chillingworth mean when he mutters, "A strange sympathy betwixt soul and body! Were it only for the art"s sake, i must search this matter to the bottom!"?

chapter 10

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Chillingworth means that the minister's ailment affects both body and soul, and that even if it's only to satisfy his own curiosity, he needs to find out what the correlation between the two really is.