[Reprinted from the Christian Science Sentinel, Jan. 11, 1900.]

OUT OF DARKNESS INTO LIGHT

I was a practising physician for about thirty years. During all this time, however, I was never free from some ailment and continually taking medicine. I thought I could not live without it. It seemed impossible to get rid of biliousness, which, from a mortal standpoint, I had inherited.

I struggled along from year to year, trying every new remedy that promised any relief; growing worse all the time, till finally I was compelled to give up my practice entirely and went to the mountains for a short time, thinking that a change of climate might possibly help me. But all was in vain. I returned to my former home in Kansas City, Mo., worse than when I went away—a physical wreck, suffering from enlargement and softening of the liver, indigestion, ulceration of the bowels in the most aggravated form, heart trouble, and that most dreaded of all diseases, called leprosy, which had been contracted when called to see a patient who was afflicted with it. I felt a sense of fear come over me while in the room, but never dreamed of its being leprosy, as I had never seen a case of that kind. I told the patient that I could do nothing and left.

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