It is quite generally admitted by the open-minded, that...

It is quite generally admitted by the open-minded, that through the ministrations of Christian Science the sick are healed and the sinful are reformed. They are, however, loath to admit that what is termed or classed as organic disease can be healed. I am thankful to be able to testify that the Christ-teaching known to this age as Christian Science, does heal all manner of disease. My case, according to materia medica, was one of clearly defined heart and arterial trouble, from which there was no likelihood of my recovering, and no hope even of a possible improvement. I was told that a total collapse could be postponed only by the use of certain stimulating drugs, the exercise of extreme care, and an immediate cessation from all business.

I followed the carefully laid down instructions and took a sea voyage in the latter part of April, 1907, for the purpose of visiting my business correspondents. During the voyage I continued to lose ground, and a physician on the ship confirmed my home doctor's diagnosis and verdict, that there was nothing known to medical science which would restore my health or improve my condition. A day or so later I was kindly spoken to by a Christian Science practitioner, who had noticed my difficulty in getting on deck. Her sympathetic manner and kind inquiries so interested me, and particularly her clear, confident answers in response to my questions regarding Christian Science, of which up to that time I had heard very little, that I asked for help. An immediate arrest in the downward course was noticeable. I laid aside medicine bottle and prescription, and asked my new-found friend to give me Christian Science treatment. Upon our separating at the next port of call, she loaned me, with many words of encouragement, her copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. I had never seen this book before, but became intensely interested in it at once. About a week after I heard of Christian Science, —I had been reading Science and Health for a couple of days only, and was at the same time receiving absent treatment,—I first noticed full and regular pulsation. I immediately got out of bed and knelt in thankfulness to God. I have never had any return of the trouble.

In July, 1912, after several years given over to hard work, I had an interview with the doctor who had formerly attended me, and he remarked upon my appearance, saying, "You must have taken extraordinary care of yourself." He also said: "I remember you case very distinctly. You had valvular heart trouble and hardened arteries, but I must have been mistaken about the heart trouble, as I see you have none now" In 1913 this doctor gave me a written diagnosis of the case, but omitted mentioning the heart trouble, as he said he must have been mistaken in 1907. I had become friendly with a doctor in London, England, who told me of a case of arterial trouble he had at the hospital, and I asked him what he thought of my experience. He examined me very thoroughly the following day and pronounced my eyes, heart, and arteries in splendid condition. This was in the autumn of 1912.

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Testimony of Healing
Since taking up the study of Christian Science a few years...
July 10, 1915

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