Over eleven years ago my health failed, and the best...

Over eleven years ago my health failed, and the best medical talent in Chicago was employed but failed to restore me. I was then asked by a friend to try Christian Science, and in one treatment I was instantaneously healed. Nearly all my life I had been a sufferer, and as I grew older the disease continued to get worse. I was treated by a number of physicians with but little benefit, and I also tried medicines, until my system was saturated with poisonous drugs. This was followed by stomach trouble, which seemed to distress me more than the disease had done, and the doctors claimed that it was the effect of the medicines I had taken.

In the spring of 1893 I went to Chicago and secured a position as manager of a World's Fair hotel, and in a few days I was attacked with a fever which my physician pronounced very serious. The doctor did not succeed in breaking it up, and in a few months the other ailments began to grow worse. I changed my doctor, but a nervous break down added to my other troubles, and kept me confined to my rooms and bed a part of the time,—almost a total physical wreck.

It was now near Christmas, 1894; my physician had planned a holiday visit, and I was left in charge of a lady doctor not in active practice, who lived in our hotel. This lady had sprained her ankle and was unable to walk, so I went to her rooms for advice and treatment, which I was scarcely able to do. On my way to the doctor's rooms I met a friend who had been treated in Christian Science for a serious trouble and had been relieved of intense suffering. and who insisted that I should go to see a Christian Scientist, but I replied that I did not have faith in that kind of healing. When I reached the apartment of the doctor, much to my surprise the Scientist was there.

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Testimony of Healing
It is two years since I heard about Christian Science...
October 13, 1906

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