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[Translated from the German.]
I desire to express my gratitude for the blessings which...
I desire to express my gratitude for the blessings which I have received through Christian Science. During ten years I suffered terrible pain in the lower part of my back, for which I could find no relief. It seemed to grow worse from year to year, and sometimes I had to remain in bed. I had, of course, medical treatment, but found no help. The physicians examined me, but could not locate the trouble. About two years ago I went to a noted specialist, who made a thorough examination and said there was a tumor in my back, and that I could not be cured without an operation. I did not wish to submit to it and thought I would rather endure the pain, which I did until some months ago, when the suffering increased. I again went to the same physician and he gave the same verdict, adding that an operation was inevitable because the tumor had grown. He did not wish to take the responsibility alone and conferred with several other physicians. They all made the same statements and added that the operation must be performed as quickly as possible. I still hesitated, because the physicians said that they had never found such a difficult case. I understood what that meant for me, and feared that I would not leave the hospital alive, but all arrangements were made for me to come to the hospital, and the day was set for the operation.
It was at this time that I learned how wonderfully we are led. Two days before I was to go to the hospital I heard of Christian Science. The lady who told me of it gave me Der Herold der Christian Science to read, and the more I read in it the less I thought of my disease and of an operation. On Sunday I attended the Christian Science service, and then the Wednesday meeting. I felt more and more that I, too, could find my help in God. I went to my physician and asked him whether he would postpone the operation four weeks longer. He consented; I continued attending the meetings and felt confident in the thought that I would find help. I asked for treatment, and from the first I became aware that I was already well. I had in all six or seven treatments.
Meanwhile those four weeks had passed, and I went again to the physician. He received me with the words, "I hope you have considered the matter and are now ready for an operation." He examined me again, to find out whether the tumor had grown during those four weeks; but to his astonishment, and also to my own, he declared that there was no trace of any tumor, — it had entirely disappeared. He asked me what I had done and said it was a mystery to him. He could find no words to express his surprise. Finally he said that no operation was necessary. One may imagine with what joy I went home to my family.
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LEWIS C. STRANG.
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"It doth not yet appear"
John B. Willis
"What is man?"
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Carlotta Scobey Signor
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C. E. Halverstadt
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Amelia A. Maelzer
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Carrie F. Howe
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J. Raymond Prosser
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Maltbie D. Babcock
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