I was a sufferer from rheumatism (at intervals) for...

I was a sufferer from rheumatism (at intervals) for years. In December, 1906, I had a very severe attack, which did not yield to the usual treatment; so I consulted a doctor and was under his care for seven or eight months, but was growing worse all the time. I finally got discouraged, and gave up all medicine except an opiate which he had left to make me sleep.

One day I met a friend, and he asked me why I did not try Christian Science. He gave me the name and address of a practitioner through whose aid he had been healed of a similar trouble. I laughed at the idea, but every time I had a severe twinge, his question would come up to me. About two weeks after that I did go to see the practitioner, and I was so impressed with what she said that before I left I took a treatment. She told me not to take the opiate that night. I did not believe I could get along without it, but I followed her instructions and immediately fell asleep. To my surprise it was seven o'clock when I opened my eyes the next morning, and then I realized that I had slept through the whole night without any pain or discomfort, a thing I had not done before for over a year. I continued to take treatment for about three months, and was entirely healed of the rheumatism and many other physical ailments, also of the habit of profanity, the liquor habit, and a most ungovernable temper.

I began to read the Bible and Science and Health, but did not understand them. The practitioner was, however, very patient with me, and tried to make me see and understand the truth, for which I am very grateful. I consider myself a young man now, at seventy-one years of age, and I am rejoicing in the spiritual and moral uplifting that has come into my life through Christian Science.

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Testimony of Healing
After many years of sickness and suffering, I was healed...
July 23, 1910

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