At the age of eighteen, after a severe attack of...

At the age of eighteen, after a severe attack of illness I was left with heart failure, although my condition was not considered serious until about ten years ago, when I was taken with severe pain in my left side. After an examination my physician cautioned me to be very careful. I asked if I could be cured, and he said that there was an organic condition which was incurable. My fear was so great that I was ill for about a year.

I had been interested in Christian Science about six months when, after retiring one night, I was again taken with this severe pain. I was frightened, and tried to repeat "the scientific statement of being" (Science and Health, p. 468). I was unable to call for help, so I decided to try to get up and read the text-book. After a great effort I succeeded in doing so, and almost at once the pain left. I arose as usual the next day, and did a heavy day's work with no inconvenience or bad results. This was over three years ago.

I had also been troubled since childhood with a throat affection, and had tried all kinds of remedies, but with no cure. One morning since I became interested in Christian Science I awoke to find my throat in what seemed a bad condition. I tried to realize the ever-presence of God, good, and fell asleep, waking in about an hour to find my throat absolutely normal. This experience brought to my memory the fact that I had not suffered once (except the above experience) with my throat since I began to read the Christian Science text-book. I took no treatment for either of the above attacks, but help came when I forgot self in helping some one else, and I know it was the spiritual uplift that brought the healing.

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About five years ago I was troubled with severe pain in...
September 16, 1911

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