I feel it a pleasant duty to write a partial list of the many...

I feel it a pleasant duty to write a partial list of the many blessings which Christian Science has brought to me, through kind practitioners and the understanding of God gained by the study of the Bible with Science and Health, and the reading of our periodicals. From childhood I had not been considered very strong, and about five years ago moved to a suburban town, because I believed I could no longer live in the city; but instead of deriving benefit from the change I grew gradually worse. I tried everything that promised any help, but without receiving more than temporary relief. I was suffering from a stomach disorder, and in consequence was very weak at times. Coupled with this was a great fear of the future and of everything in general.

Eight months before receiving treatment in Christian Science, I went to a sanitarium, and the doctor prescribed a course of dieting, which I followed faithfully all summer, without any other effect than to add a few more articles to the list of foods which I feared. At the time I went to the sanitarium I decided to have my nose operated on, it having been injured when I was a boy. One nostril was almost closed, and a number of doctors had told me that it would aid in the overcoming of a catarrhal condition if it were opened. It required two very trying operations to accomplish this end, and while breathing was easier after the nose had healed, still it did not help me in other ways.

During the summer that followed I lost a great deal of time from business, and looked for relief in a two-weeks vacation. Later, I went to the Adirondacks for another two weeks. Before going to the mountains I had been urged to try Christian Science, but I was reluctant and concluded that I would try it only as a last resort. I received some physical benefit from the mountain trip, but shortly after my return my mental condition, which at times had been almost unbearable, slipped back into the old rut, and I concluded that if Christian Science could not help me I should be left to choose between insanity and the grave. Once I had determined to try Christian Science, I lost no time in going to a practitioner. I had treatment for one week, the healing of the stomach trouble being practically instantaneous, and I soon learned that if I trusted God I had nothing to fear.

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Testimony of Healing
A little over three years ago a dear gray-haired lady...
February 4, 1911

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