For more than thirty years I have been in the practice of...

For more than thirty years I have been in the practice of dentistry, and as a consequence I was thoroughly imbued with the potency of materia medica. My most intimate friends have always been members of the medical fraternity, and I looked upon Christian Science from their point of view. While I had never given it any serious study, I had thought it might be good, perhaps, for those who thought themselves ill, or for nervous people.

On Aug. 12, 1911, I was stricken with what was called by the physicians "acute gastritis," and after suffering intense pain for several days, I became jaundiced. I was constantly under treatment by different physicians, most of whom were personal friends and rated as the best in their different communities ; but I got worse with recurring acute attacks, which left me weaker every time. I was put on the strictest diet, and the slightest deviation from it would cause one of those painful attacks. As a last resort I left Alaska and started for California, my physicians advising change of climate and consultation with specialists in some of the larger centers.

I arrived in Los Angeles on the twentieth of November, after a week of pain under medical treatment in Seattle. I seemed to gain a little for a very short time, then the attacks returned. My physicians advised an operation, having diagnosed my case as gall-stones, and at last I reluctantly consented to have one performed. I was, however, told I should have to wait until I was strong enough to undergo the ordeal. While in this condition I was advised by a friend, a Christian Scientist, to allow her to send up a practitioner who had helped her, and I gave my consent, for my physician had refused to call any more, saying he could do nothing for me except administer an opiate, that being the only thing which would relieve me of the terrible pain.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science has done so much for me that I wish to...
May 22, 1915

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