Why I became a Christian Scientist

Christian Science was brought to my notice some four years ago, by the healing of a little girl in my neighborhood (cousin to my wife), who had been confined to her bed for twenty months with what the doctors pronounced chronic dyspepsia. I had gone one day with our best physician to see her, and in coming away I asked him what he thought of the case. He answered that she was a pitiful object and must die. That her lower bowel was entirely paralyzed and the lining of her stomach completely gone. She was a living skeleton. She was fed wholly with fluids, and even these she was able only partly to retain.

After trying all material medicine and every available physician, her parents turned to Christian Science as the last resort, and without having any faith in that. In two weeks treatment she was completely healed, and has never had any return of the trouble since. Her healing was a miracle to the people of this community and many believed at first, but soon fell away, because they did not understand the Principle that healed her, and Truth demanded more than they were willing to give.

As my wife had been of a sickly and delicate nature from childhood, and at the time of which I am writing was helpness, entirely unabled to attend to her duties, and suffering with what the doctors pronounced an incurable disease, I applied to the same Christian Science practitioner for treatment for her. The healing was not instanteneous, but gradual; and by the understanding that we have gained through the study of Science and Health we have since then been able to overcome many troubles.

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Testimony of Healing
Second Letter
May 30, 1901

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