During early boyhood, in the spring of 1867, I was taken...

During early boyhood, in the spring of 1867, I was taken suddenly with an ailment so alarming that my life was despaired of, but under the care of our family physician in a few weeks I was out and was sent West to a farm owned by an uncle, where I rapidly regained health and strength. The lesion remained, however, and continued to cause me more or less disquiet, any unusual exercise bringing a strain.

This brings us down to my healing in 1904. That year I was called suddenly to my boyhood's home. I had been suffering severely for a day or two with my old trouble. During the journey I was in great physical discomfort, and was, to say the least, in a state of exceeding mental disquiet. On arrival at Buffalo, I went immediately to a Christian Science practitioner, who worked faithfully for me, else I doubt if I should have succeeded in reaching home. The symptoms developed so alarmingly that I left uncompleted the object of my trip, returning next morning to Boston. On my arrival I telephoned to a practitioner whom I knew. I fully expected a siege, although trying to know the unreality, as understood in Science, of the whole wretched business. That night I slept comfortably for the first time in five days. The next morning I arose and dressed with greatly restricted suffering, ate my breakfast and wrote two letters. The third day I visited the office at noon, with scarcely a trace of the trouble; taking up my regular work on the day following.

Healing in Christian Science is not simply an alleviation, it is a healing from start to finish. I have ever since been able to twist my side in any way, lean forward, back, or sideways and touch the floor with my finger-tips in any direction, with no sense of obstruction,—something I could not do before. The clarified thought of the practitioners laid bare the falsity of "the lesion," and I have no fear of its re-appearance. In resultant gratitude I am studying the text-book, Bible Lessons, the Sentinel, Journal, and other authorized literature pertaining to Christian Science.

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Testimony of Healing
I was in poor health for ten years and under a doctor's...
September 15, 1906

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