Astigmatism and Muscular Trouble

For fifteen years I suffered from nervous prostration, the attacks becoming more and more severe, and accompanied by a complication of ailments until at last I could neither read, write, nor sew, without excruciating pain in my head, neither could I see friends or any member of my family for more than a few minutes at a time nor talk to them. I did not dare to venture out of the house without a thick veil covering my face and head, for fear of neuralgia. I was afraid to be left alone in the room, or to be alone on the street; and I felt that my reason was going. The physicians who had charge of my case said that an operation for an internal ailment would be the only means of cure or relief. This was resorted to, but I received no benefit, and for a year I was in constant pain.

An oculist in New York City gave my eyes a thorough examination. He said I had severe astigmatism and muscular trouble, and from him I took a long course of treatment. He warned me not to go without my glasses, and that in all probability the difficulty would continue throughout my lifetime.

Finally the physicians gave up all hope of benefiting me, saying that my condition was beyond the remedial agency of medicine, and that I must have change of scene, climate, etc.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science and Materia Medica
March 22, 1900

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