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About three years ago I was taken sick with what the...
About three years ago I was taken sick with what the doctors called typhoid fever, and from that time on I became a constant sufferer from different diseases,—chronic indigestion, cystitis, liver trouble, kidney trouble, varicocele, etc. I tried different doctors, specialists, and many remedies, but could get only temporary relief, until finally, in one of my bad attacks, it was thought I would never be able to get up again. One doctor had already advised me that nothing but a change of climate would help me. I had two doctors and both said they had done all for me that could be done.
I had suffered so much that I thought death would be a great relief to me. They advised me to be moved to Arizona, and when I asked if they thought I was strong enough to stand the trip, they could not assure me, but said it was my only chance, so I decided to try it. One of the doctors came with me to take care of me, and when we got to Tucson I was able to walk about a little. The doctor left in a few days and my wife came to wait on me. We moved out in a tent and I improved for a little while, but began to grow worse again, when the doctor advised me that I must have some operations performed. I came to Los Angeles and had five operations, but that did me no good, and finally my wife and I concluded that she could take care of me better than they were doing. My doctor then turned me over to a specialist on chronic diseases. I had been told that I had consumption of the bowels and Bright's disease, with my other troubles, so I thought I was doomed to die, but my cousin persuaded me to try Christian Science. I had not much faith in it, but I had tried nearly everything else, and had been given up by three doctors, so I thought I would try it as I was suffering so much. The Christian Science practitioner came and treated me, and from that first treatment I felt different and the fear began to leave me. The next day I got up and went with my wife and cousin to the practitioner's office; the next day I walked four blocks, and the following day I walked about two miles. In two weeks I went to work in a grocery, doing the heavy work, such as lifting heavy packages, etc. I was completely changed. I hardly knew how to act. I had put away my stomach pump, atomizer, etc., in fact all my medicines, and I gained ten ponds a week until I weighed one hundred and sixty-eight pounds. I could get up at five o'clock in the morning and work hard until eight at night. I was like a different person and I certainly feel grateful to Christian Science.—W. O. Lusk, Los Angeles, Cal.
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Christian Science and China
Mary Baker Eddy, Sarah Pike Conger, Iac. J. Lossins
After All, Why Not?
Christian Science and the Higher Criticism
Is not the kingdom of heaven at hand? Is not the kingdom...
Albert E. Milier
with contributions from Thomas H. Ball, Cyrus Happy, C. F. Andrews
A Phase of the Publication Committee's Work
John B. Willis
Letters to our Leader
with contributions from Orissa S. Linnell, Martha B. Sayler, Florence G. Merrow, Amelia Oppenheim
I am very thankful to God for what He has done for me
George J. Hibbard
Words are inadequate to express my gratitude for the...
Clara S. Ackerson
I would like to add my testimony to the harmony that...
Through many years of incessant pain and illness, the cry...
Maude M. von Pustau
Under widely varying conditions, physical as well as...
Richard C. Luders
It is only two years since I came from darkness into the...
Mary B. G. Buster
Nearly twenty years ago I was sent away from my home...
Jennie B. Phillips
It is four years since I sought Christian Science for the...
Gertrude L. Eberhardt
Over nine years ago I turned to Christian Science because...
Hester A. Blackman
About twelve years ago a friend spoke to me of Christian Science,...
Harriet E. Morey
I am grateful for all that Christian Science has done for...
Seven years ago I was a great sufferer, having sciatica,...
Mary E. Reeves
Christian Science came to me in a time of need
Maud Traer with contributions from J. G. Whittier
with contributions from Stephen A. Chase