[Translation.]

I knew nothing of Christian Science until four years ago...

I knew nothing of Christian Science until four years ago. I was raised by Christian parents, and the Bible had always impressed me as a wonderful book, especially the earthly life of Christ Jesus, and yet his words of love and confidence, mercy and encouragement, wisdom and strength seemed the opposite of what I had been taught.

After I was married, a strange, disturbed condition of mind took possession of me. The physicians traced the cause to physical suffering which began with the birth of my first child. All medicines, operations, steam baths, and electricity were of no avail. I did not then know that the disturbed mental condition caused the physical illness; no one knew this, else the physicians would not have doctored the body and neglected the mental state.

August 6, 1904
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