[Translated from the German]

On Sept. 25, 1913, my husband returned home from sea...

On Sept. 25, 1913, my husband returned home from sea with what seemed a slight injury of the arm. Although it caused him some pain, he paid no attention to it, but on the following morning the arm was swollen and the pain more severe. On account of his work, and as he was expected to go to sea on the following Saturday, he went to a physician, who pronounced it a severe case of poisoning, and immediately sent him to the hospital, with the remark that he would have to stay there for at least four or five weeks. An incision was made at once, and was expected to be followed by a second on the following day. I then telegraphed to a Christian Science practitioner for help, with the result that after the first treatment the danger was over. No fever set in, and the physician in attendance was at a loss to account for it. He remarked to my husband and to the nurse that whereas he knew the case had been one of serious poisoning, this seemed to have practically disappeared. He then concluded that my husband had a very strong constitution, and the other physicians at the hospital seemed equally surprised. On the fifth day my husband was dismissed, and on the sixth he was pronounced well by the physician. He had four treatments in Christian Science, and in two weeks went to sea, completely healed.

It also affords me great joy to say that our little boy a year and a half old was healed of acute bowel trouble with two treatments. We are very grateful for these instances of healing through Christian Science, and are constantly striving to lay hold of the truth and assimilate its spirit.

Frau Marie Geiker, Nordenham, Oldenburg, Germany.

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"Songs in the night"
June 6, 1914

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