At this late date I have succeeded in having my statement in reference to the Garbrick case published. And not to retaliate, but simply that the whole truth in this case may be understood, do I give this sworn statement to the public.

In the spring of 1896 I moved to Thomas Street and located opposite the Garbrick and Gettig home; and shortly after, my hostess related the sad condition of her neighbor, Mrs. Gettig, who had been shut up in a dark room for six weeks suffering with the belief of ulcerated eyeballs, and her physician had kindly told her if there was anything she wished to try she could do so, as he had done all he could. The patient in her distress consulted with a kind friend who suggested first to try Christian Science; that others had been healed by it, and if she was not benefited by the treatment it certainly could do her no harm. It was five o'clock Friday, in early June, 1896, that I first entered the darkened chamber of the patient, and that was the first time I saw Mrs. Gettig. Mrs. Garbrick was present and listened attentively to my explanation of Christian Science, and remarked, "I believe it all. For years I was a sufferer, doctors and drugs failing to do me any good; then in a moment of great suffering I prayed to God and was instantly relieved."

Next day, Saturday, my patient was cheerfully moving about her room. Sunday afternoon she was down-stairs with her family. Next day, Monday, she walked out into the garden, and before the week was over was attending to her household duties, and from that time has been in good health. Mrs. Gettig informed me that for two years her health had been failing, and believed her disease was inherited scrofula, from which her mother and sister had passed away, and during that time grew worse, medicine having no beneficial effect.

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December 29, 1898

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