From childhood I was subject to colds in the head, and...

From childhood I was subject to colds in the head, and early in 1903 I was confined to the house with what seemed to be the grip accompanied with a bowel trouble. I called a physician to my home, who directed that I should remain quietly in bed, and left me three different kinds of medicine to be taken at varying intervals. At the end of two weeks I returned to my office, hoping I was well; but the bowel trouble returned with more or less frequency till February, 1904, when I had what is called the grip again, with the old trouble in a more aggravated form. After about twelve days I returned to my office, although my ailment continued. Soon after, I called at the office of another physician and stated to him my condition. He said it was not much use to give me medicine. He did, however, give me a remedy, which I used. I would be somewhat better, but only temporarily. I became frightened, I must confess, and after reading a medical work, I concluded that if I attended to my office duties I should only live about three years if I did not get relief. From the first of April until September, I spent much of the time out of doors, dieting, taking medicine and exercise, which resulted in only temporary alleviation, and in the fall of 1904 I grew worse, till there was constant distress. During this time I felt it necessary to attend as much as possible to my office, for I had been under heavy expense for medical attendance, not only for myself but also for my wife, thanks to Christian Science, needs it no longer. I want to say that I have great respect and the kindest regards for the physicians, who are still our friends, even though they know we no longer have faith in drugs.

On the evening of Dec. 17, 1904, I was a little more fatigued, distressed, and discouraged than usual, and I telephoned a Christian Science practitioner, who said he would see me. Two or three evenings later I ate heartily before retiring and experienced no discomfort. I am a well man. My experimenting with material remedies cost me a great deal, besides the expense for my wife and child, who are now both well, thanks to Christian Science. My healing in Christian Science cost me ten dollars for two weeks' treatment; in addition I have bought some fifteen dollars worth of Mrs. Eddy's works and other Christian Science literature. I have been a resident of Concord, N. H., since July 15, 1896. I am a dentist by profession.

John H. Worthen, Concord, N. H.

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Testimony of Healing
Our daughter was more or less of an invalid for eight...
December 8, 1906

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