About twenty-two years ago I was operated upon in a...

About twenty-two years ago I was operated upon in a hospital in New York City, and a so-called malignant growth was removed. Four years later, in a hospital in Cleveland, O., a second operation was performed for the same disease. I did not fully recover from this second operation, through able to leave the hospital and return to my home in Mason City, Ia., and soon began to fail rapidly. I was pronounced incurable by my physicians, who said my system was permeated with the disease, and they told my family that I had but a short time to live; that it was only a "question of time," and a very short time. It was then I first heard of Christian Science, was persuaded to try it, and was completely healed of the disease in ten days. I did not, however, accept Christian Science at that time, nor did I care to investigate it, but always had Christian Science treatment for any ills that attacked me, desiring the physical healing only. I was a member of an orthodox church, and bitterly opposed what was misrepresented to me as Christian Science, and when a third malignant growth appeared, I turned back to materia medica for help. My physician said there was no help for me, that he could do nothing but try to improve the condition of my blood. I continued under medical treatment for about six months without improvement, when I was taken violently ill with lung trouble. I again sent for a Christian Scientist, and was brought out of that condition in less than twenty-four hours; but many other ailments attacked me in quick succession, culminating in a rheumatic trouble that confined me to my room for three weeks. During this time my suffering was so acute that the growth was forgotten, and when it again came into my thought, I looked for it, but it had disappeared. I could not believe it. I even took a magnifying-glass and examined the place where it had been, but there was no trace of it, and there never has been from that time (March, 1890) to this.

I was thus convinced that Christian Science is the truth that makes us free, and I have since relied upon it entirely. I could then see that in my hatred and persecution of Christian Scientists I had cherished "an army of conspirators against health, happiness, and success" (Science and Health, p. 405). I had made a reality of disease, giving it a power above God, until its disappearance showed me its nothingness and "the somethingness—yea, the allness—of Truth" (Science and Health, p. 346). I cannot enumerate a tithe of the blessings Christian Science has given me, nor can I sufficiently express my gratitude to its Discoverer and Founder, our beloved Leader.

Mrs. M. Iowa Clark, Painesville, O.

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I am a man of middle age, and until June, 1900, I...
May 11, 1907

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