A heart filled with gratitude for what Christian Science...

A heart filled with gratitude for what Christian Science has done and is doing for me, impels me to give my testimony. More than thirteen years ago I was healed through Christian Science of a malady from which reputable physicians had failed to offer me any relief. Previous to my healing I attended a medical college at Louisville, Ky., and was in my third year of study when I become a nervous wreck and was afflicted with other troubles. I employed one of the lecturers, a member of the faculty of the college, to diagnose my case and to treat me. He was a physician in whom I had great confidence, and he was considered one of the best that could have been secured. He advised me to go to the infirmary connected with the college, and there he lovingly did all that he could for me. Finally he advised me to go to my home in Somerset, Ky. This I did, and applied to a local physician, but I failed to get any better under his treatment; instead, I gradually grew worse.

In the mean time I heard that the physician who had treated me in Louisville, told some of my friends that he could do no more for me and that there was little chance for my recovery. I then tried other material remedies, and many so-called cures that some of my friends recommended to me; yet I received no relief, but gradually became weaker and suffered more. In this state of consciousness it seemed that death would claim me as a victim, since my condition was growing worse daily, and I fully believed that I could not live more than a few weeks at the most.

A few days before I had come to this point of view, I wrote to a friend in Tennessee who had been healed of an infirmity of long duration, and asked her to give me any information that might help me. She answered immediately, and advised me to try Christian Science, for she knew of many who had been healed by this treatment and whose conditions were just as serious as mine. She told me to think the matter over quietly and to consult no one who might advise me otherwise. She sent me many testimonies of healing through Christian Science and the name of a practitioner in Chattanooga, Tenn., also offered to go with me to the practitioner. As I was willing to try anything for relief, I accepted the offer, so was taken to the practitioner, and had a talk with her. She would not agree to treat me at once, but advised me to get a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. Following her advice, reading Science and Health, and listening to her helpful talks about God, I found that some of my material views about Him were changing. I then became anxious to be treated, and in three treatments I was completely healed. I was very much emaciated, but within thirty days I had gained greatly in weight. My healing has been permanent, and I am free from any vestige of the old troubles.

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Testimony of Healing
I have desired for some time to express my gratitude for...
June 13, 1914

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