Looking backward over the past six years and realizing how much Christian Science has done for me during that time, I wonder why I have not before sent in my testimony as a small tribute of gratitude for the many blessings received.

About as far back as the time above mentioned, my attention was called to Mrs. Eddy's beautiful teachings. I had for fifteen years suffered with catarrh, which I had tried in vain to get rid of, consulting physicians of all schools and trying all kinds of systems of cures which seemed to give any promise of relief. At the same time I had a chronic stomach trouble, which caused me much suffering and made it necessary for me to take medicine every day, in order to maintain such conditions of existence as would allow me to get about and attend to my necessary business affairs. This latter trouble had also had the attention of either one physician or another for a period of at least twelve years, the only result being a gradual increase of unfavorable symptoms, which left only one conclusion; viz., that the end could not long be delayed.

To relieve the catarrh and enable me to secure rest at night, I had become a slave to cocaine, and gradually increasing doses of this drug became necessary to get the desired results. To add to my misery, I was fast becoming a nervous wreck, scarcely able to maintain ordinary civil or courteous relations of intercourse with those with whom I came in contact. During some severe winter weather I contracted the grip, which brought with it a bad cough and aggravated the other troubles. It was in this condition that I was finally induced to try Christian Science, almost under protest and having not the slightest thought of being helped, but it seemed the only remaining hope. A short time after the Scientist had talked with me, I found that I was listening to something about the Bible and Christ that had never occurred to me before. It gradually dawned on me that these people had something that I had been looking for all my life and a great understanding of the Truth seemed to be revealed to me then and there. I took treatment and left the room, going to a restaurant and indulging in a meal that under previous conditions would have produced serious troubles.

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