In the latter part of 1899, having been a sufferer for...

In the latter part of 1899, having been a sufferer for many years from throat and lung troubles, the liquor and tobacco habits having doubtless largely contributed to these ailments, my attention was called to Christian Science as a therapeutic agency. Despite the fact that I was wholly ignorant of the modus operandi by which the healing in Christian Science was accomplished, and, moreover, that I was partially under the influence of liquor when I had my first treatment, I was entirely cured of all desire for liquor during that treatment, and in less than six weeks I found myself well. During those weeks I had discarded glasses, which I had worn seven years to correct muscular defects; had given up tobacco, and had stopped using profanity and indulging in immoral story-telling. In other words, I found myself an earnest student of the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and was rejoicing in my wonderful healing.

Since my first treatment, Jan. 23, 1900, I have not taken a dose of medicine, but have relied wholly upon Christian Science to overcome all the discordant conditions that have come upon me. During this time I have suffered from what is known as typhoid-malaria, severe attacks of cold, and within the last two years I endured great distress from an infected condition of my left hand, which was caused, apparently, from a bruise. Under Christian Science treatment, however, the condition was entirely healed, and today I am writing this testimony on the typewriter with perfect freedom of my left hand. I have seen a number of instances where fingers were left quite rigid from a similar condition when treated in the usual way. The trouble was practically over in six weeks, so that I could chop wood and work in the garden.

Just before I took my first treatment in Christian Science, I had a severe attack of illness. During this time I was confined to my bed for ten days with a physician in daily attendance. I was so weak from the disease and the heroic treatment which the disease was said to require, that I was obliged to use a cane, and could with difficulty walk a block for some weeks after being able to get out of doors. After my fifth treatment in Christian Science at this time, I was able to leave Fresno, Cal., go to San Francisco, and take a position at once in an office as stenographer and typewriter.

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Testimony of Healing
In 1904 I heard of Christian Science through a relative...
April 6, 1912

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