I am writing this in the hope that some poor sufferer may...

I am writing this in the hope that some poor sufferer may read it, take courage, and find health and happiness. For more than thirty-five years I was a sufferer from stomach trouble with all its attendant ills, but during all these years I had the care and advice of as good doctors as our country afforded. I remember when I was only twelve or fourteen years old I had to drink mineral waters, and from that time on my condition grew worse and worse, until about seventeen years ago rheumatic gout set in. For three or four months I took the usual medicines given for such cases, but at the end of that time my stomach was in such a condition I could no longer take the strong medicines. It was then decided that I should try another remedy, and after doing so for six weeks I was able to walk without my crutches. For several years after this I would go each summer to these springs, but after a while they failed me. I also went to a sanitarium, where they gave me hot baths and bakes. At first they seemed to help me very much, but later on they too failed. All these years I was living on the strictest kind of a diet; still the attacks became more and more frequent and more and more severe, until, in July, 1907, I had a complete breakdown. Former methods were repeated, but without the desired results.

In the fall of 1907 I learned of a doctor, in a northern city, who was said to be a fine specialist on stomach troubles, gout, etc., so I went to see him. After making a very thorough examination he said that my condition was very bad, and to add to all my other troubles, he found that I had Bright's disease. When I got back home I was still suffering with nervous exhaustion, on crutches from the gout, suffering with my stomach, with the kidney trouble added. Soon after this I experimented with electricity. The treatment seemed to help me, but at the end of forty-five days the doctor said it would not do to continue this treatment; so it seemed as if there was nothing left but to wait for the end.

Testimony of Healing
I am truly grateful for Christian Science and what it...
May 18, 1912

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