Had she been permitted to do so, Mrs. Mary Stewart,...

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Had she been permitted to do so, Mrs. Mary Stewart, aged 42, milliner, of McConnelsville, would have testified Friday [Dec. 8] at the trial of Mrs. Eva Earl, 31 Sellscourt, Christian Science healer, charged with practising medicine without a license, that she had been cured of cancer by the Christian Science method of healing. Mrs. Stewart came to Columbus expressly to give such testimony. She was a guest at the home of Mrs. G. H. Hamilton, 2132 Summit street. She was ready to testify, but the court refused to go into the merits of the Christian Science method of healing. In referring to Mrs. Stewart's case yesterday Mrs. Hamilton said:

"To my knowledge Mrs. Stewart at one time suffered with cancer of the breast. She had been operated upon twice and undertook the Christian Science treatment when she had all preparations made for a third operation. Physicians had said hers was a common cancer case and likely would result as such cases do—in long-continued trouble and final death. Mrs. Stewart came to Mrs. Earl and commenced Science treatment. Within four weeks two new growths had healed. Two running sores, resulting from operations, required more time, but eventually were healed. She has been in perfect health for two years, with nothing to suggest a recurrence of her trouble."

Mrs. Hamilton, who at one time was head night nurse at Grant hospital, credits Christian Science with a remarkable cure of a personal ailment which seriously affected her kidneys. "One of them grew to three times normal size and my condition became serious. Physicians did not help me. As a former nurse, I sneered at Science, but in desperation took it up. From that moment I began to regain my health, which had been failing for six years," said Mrs. Hamilton.

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December 30, 1911

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