In August, 1909, while with friends in Humboldt, Iowa,...

In August, 1909, while with friends in Humboldt, Iowa, I arose one morning with a dull pain in my right arm and shoulder. I ate some breakfast with difficulty, but by eleven o'clock I was lying on the bed helpless and in the most intense agony, the hand and arm badly swollen to the shoulder. A faithful Christian Science practitioner was called from Des Moines over the long-distance wire, and immediately the pain began to lessen and in half an hour I was asleep. At three o'clock I awoke, went to the diningroom, and ate my delayed dinner with a good relish. I was free from pain, though the swelling and a sense of stiffness still remained. I read and studied the Bible and Science and Health during the remainder of the day, retiring at the usual time to a good night's rest.

This had occurred on Monday, and on Tuesday I used the hand, now fully restored, to write to the practitioner. Wednesday morning I did my washing, and with a heart full of gratitude testified to this healing at the Wednesday evening meeting. Materia medica would doubtless have called this an acute attack of rheumatism. When I was a girl, before I knew anything of Christian Science, I was helpless for three months from this same disease, was fed and handled like an infant, and was two years in making even a partial recovery. Complete recovery never came till Christian Science brought it, years later.

Testimony of Healing
It is with deepest gratitude that I testify to the healing...
March 1, 1913

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