Sentenced to die by the unanimous vote of a council of...

Sentenced to die by the unanimous vote of a council of physicians held Tuesday, March 11, 1913, my daughter, Mrs. Elden Lord Packard, is not only alive today, but is in normal health, and her restoration is due solely to the divine power manifested through Christian Science.

This is the story of a non-Scientist, but one who is, by reason of this marvelous demonstration, no longer a skeptic. On March 4 the physician, retained because of the law in maternity cases, told my daughter she could not live. "You are in the last stages of Bright's disease," he said, "and are apt to die any moment. You are apt to have convulsions and never come out of them, or to go to sleep and never wake up. You will have to flag your Christian Science, for positively your only chance is to go to a hospital and have your child taken away immediately." "If the case is as serious as you say it is," my daughter replied, "I need Science more than I ever needed it before." The physician insisted on seeing the husband, a non-Scientist, and he repeated to him what he had said to his wife, adding that the practitioner could be arrested if she took the case and it resulted as he predicted. He was keen to operate at once, but neither my daughter nor her husband would consent.

My daughter told her parents on the following Sunday, March 10, and the next day I went to see the doctor. He repeated to me what he had told his patient and her husband, and was unequivocably positive that nothing but an operation could save my daughter's life. I asked him, in case of an operation, what chance the child would have to live. "Well, we sometimes save them," was his reply. "If the child were sacrificed," was my next question, "what chance would the mother have?" "She would have more chance than the child," he answered, and this was the most encouragement he could give.

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Testimony of Healing
I learned of Christian Science a few years ago
February 20, 1915

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