I feel it a privilege, to give to the Field through our...

I feel it a privilege, to give to the Field through our periodicals, a statement of the benefits of an understanding of the truth as taught by our revered Leader and Teacher, Mrs. Eddy. From a child, I had been afflicted with a stomach and bowel trouble, which at times caused me great suffering. In the year 1888, it reached a condition which the physicians called bowel dyspepsia or consumption, and they said I could not live over six months.

Only those who have been in a like condition can know what I suffered in the summer and fall of that year. In November I gave up medicine, as it did me no good and seemed to cause more suffering. I told my people I would just rest until I could gain strength enugh to take the train to our county seat, where I could take electric baths, which I hoped would at least relieve my suffering. This I accomplished, but after taking the baths for a month I was not any better but much weaker and more emaciated.

I found, when I reached town, that my friends there were taking a new kind of treatment called Christian Science. I had never heard of it up to that time. The practitioner gave me literature to read which fully met my approval, and I very much desired to see the book Science and Health, to which frequent reference was made in the literature. There was only one copy in the city, and that belonged to the practitioner. I was permitted to have it for a few days, with the result that I bought a book and asked for treatment. The first treatment took away the fear of eating, to which I had long been a slave. I ate a hearty supper with good results, and have always eaten whatever was set before me since that time. Other conditions began at once to improve, and proper action to take place. While the healing was slow it was a perfect cure.

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Testimony of Healing
I gladly testify to the blessings which have come to...
January 16, 1904

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