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I should like to tell of my healing of a skin disease through...
I should like to tell of my healing of a skin disease through Christian Science. Early in June, 1912, I became aware of a few small spots on the palm of my right hand. These caused a slight irritation, but I did not trouble myself about them, though I was very conscious of them. One day, however, glancing at my hand, I observed that the spots had formed a ring, and instantly I thought of ringworm. I am a teacher, so the next morning I consulted the school doctor, who recommended a certain drug, and this I accordingly used. I tried untiringly every remedy that I heard of, but the rings increased in size and number, until I had four on each hand.
About three months before this a friend had interested me in Christian Science, and on July 16, while I was thus suffering, I attended a lecture on that subject in London. At its conclusion, I applied for a practitioner and left my name and address. On the following day I received a letter from a practitioner, whom I met at the service that same evening. She talked with me for a little while, but did not treat me then, promising to give me absent treatment later in the evening. When I reached home, I read for a time in Science and Health, went to bed at the usual hour, and kept my thoughts off the complaint. While in bed, I was suddenly conscious that the irritation in my hands had ceased, and that they were pleasantly cool. Though I was sure they were healed, I did not look at them until the middle of the next day, when I saw that my right hand was perfectly free from the ringworm, while only a very slight trace remained on the left. When I wrote to the practitioner in the evening, as requested, this trace had entirely disappeared. The practitioner afterward acquainted me with the time when she treated me, and it coincided with my realization of healing.
In March, 1913, a spot appeared on my hand, causing some irritation. I was immediately filled with fear that I had again contracted the same disease, so sent at once to the practitioner. In a few hours, about as long, I judge, as it took the letter to reach her, the spot and irritation disappeared. I was, however, still under some apprehension, so she continued to treat me for this fear for two or three days. Since that time, about a year ago, I have been free from fear of a return of the trouble.
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