A Case of Dental Surgery

On returning from a visit to the dentist recently, I found awaiting me a copy of the Sentinel of November 2, containing a most helpful article from the pen of Dr. Van Fossen. It seemed only proper, under the circumstances, to corroborate the testimony of the dentist with a chapter from my own experience in the new way of thinking.

The belief in the necessity of suffering during a dental operation is so general that every one must hail with joy the discovery that such pain is actually unnecessary.

Possibly my story may re-assure some timid heart, to whom dentistry is a synonym for suffering. No one could have needed help in this direction more than I, for, on account of a supposed affection of the heart, it was considered unsafe to place me under the influence of an anaesthetic. Twice this experiment was tried but resulted so disastrously that I was sent home utterly prostrated, and for weeks I did not recover from the shock. Thanks to the instructions which I have received in Christian Science, I am learning to meet this fear with an understanding of its unreality. This time the experience was shorn of its horror.

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Testimony of Healing
Healed by Reading Science and Health
December 7, 1899

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