I first heard favorably of Christian Science in April,...

I first heard favorably of Christian Science in April, 1896. At the time, I was in the employ of the Erie railroad as a station agent. I had always been a firm believer in the law of heredity, and supposed myself to be suffering under this law, my mother having passed away with consumption. Besides this, I was suffering from two physical injuries which I thought would remain with me as long as I lived. My right arm had been terribly wrenched in getting on a moving train, seven years before, and had become paralyzed up into the biceps muscle. I had consulted the best physicians and endured a great deal of suffering from this injury. I had recovered a partial use of hand and arm, but could not lift or carry any weight without causing myself great suffering. It was shrunken and remained cold all the time.

I also had an injury to my left eye of several years' standing, caused by a hot cinder being thrown into it from a locomotive. At the time of the accident, it gave me a terrible shock, and when removed by the family physician, left a scar. Two years the accident, the eye and nerver leading to it became much inflamed and I consulted the best eye specialist I could find. He said there was scarcely any sight left in the eye and that the suffering was caused by the continued strain upon it. A pair of glasses were prescribed to remove this trouble, and they were worn constantly up to the time I began treatment in Christian Science.

A lady called at my office one day on business, and on noticing my physical condition, advised me to try Christian Science. I had, however, a preconceived notion of what Christian Science was, besides which, the years of drugging and constant intercourse with physicians had made me very partial to their way, although they had failed in my own case. Later on, I decided to try Christian Science, but resolved not to let any one know about my doing so. I wrote to a Buffalo practitioner, requesting her to take my case, bought Science and Health and commenced taking absent treatments. With the help received I was able to lay off my glasses and continue my work without any sense of discomfort to the eye, soon realizing that I could see a little. Each day I improved until I was finally healed, the scar even being removed from the eye. I then wrote my helper of the bondage I was in from the injured arm. Treatment was given and I soon found myself using it vigorously. In a short time it was so well I began playing ball, and played all the season of 1896, rejoicing in my new-found freedom. My general health was much improved, and in a short period I gained thirty pounds in weight. Shadows of the past disappeared, many sins were destroyed, and I found myself a new man.

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Testimony of Healing
I am indeed very happy to be able to give a testimony today...
December 19, 1903

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