[Translated from the German.]

As far as I can think back I was afflicted with a stomach...

As far as I can think back I was afflicted with a stomach trouble, and this ailment had been deeply impressed upon me, for I can remember that whenever I was ailing my mother would say I had inherited the weak stomach from my father. As years went by the trouble became more severe, and was fostered rather than improved by the treatment of the physicians, who pronounced it a chronic case. Light food was specially prepared for me, as I could not retain ordinary food, but I ate under constant fear of bad results. To this trouble there was later added often recurring inflammation of the bowels, chronic inactivity of the digestive organs, besides other painful conditions. I tried everything which medical skill could suggest, and submitted to some treatment which I recall with a shudder.

In the mean time members of my family went through severe illnesses which in several instances resulted in death, while my nervous system was so much affected that I looked for a complete breakdown. For months I was unable to sleep, and a paralyzing pain in the arm, shoulder, and right side of the neck set in, making it impossible for me to turn my head or to raise even a spoon to my lips. To this was added insensibility in both hands, as well as other troubles. Medical treatment was resorted to, but all to no avail. Finally the physician sent me to a health resort to take hot sand-baths, and this is an awful cure, as the patient has to submit to a very high temperature. This was in August, and the weather was extremely hot. After my fourth sand-bath my condition was such that the physician shook his head and said that these baths must be discontinued. It took a couple of weeks until I recovered sufficiently to be able to return home, and that in a worse condition than when I left. But man's extremity is God's opportunity!

Soon after—this was nine years ago—I first heard of Christian Science, and upon the urgent advice of a friend I went to Hannover and applied for Christian Science treatment. After a few treatments the so-called chronic and incurable inactivity of the bowels, for which I had used medicine daily for eight years, was cured, and in a few weeks my stomach was healed and has remained so. I now eat all that is set before me, and with none but good effects. I do not suffer from my nerves any more, and whereas formerly I had to have some one to serve me and care for me, I now attend to everything myself and enjoy working. Above all, Christian Science has taught me what religion and science really are, and that divine Truth delivers us from all suffering. With all this has come a better apprehension of the words "man" and "God's child."

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my gratitude for Christian Science,—...
December 30, 1911

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