At the age of seventy years I fell and sustained a severe...

At the age of seventy years I fell and sustained a severe injury to the left thigh. I was under medical treatment and lay for months in bed, suffering great pain continually, and when at last I was able to get up, I could only move about on crutches, the effort to move causing so much pain that for years I was confined to my home, seldom ever leaving it.

At the age of seventy-nine I had another fall, breaking the same thigh in another place. When this was learned, my family, remembering my former experience, abandoned all hope of my recovery. In fact one of the doctors said I could live only a few days, and advised against setting the bone, saying it would be better to make me as comfortable as possible, as it would never heal, and that even if it were possible I could not endure the pain and tediousness of long confinement at my age. I then decided to have Christian Science treatment, so the bone was set. The doctor left an opiate in case the pain became too great; but I slept through the first night and all the other nights that followed, without ever touching the drug or any other medicine. Strange as it may seem, I had not the slightest pain at any time after having treatment in Christian Science, but ate and slept well at all times. Two doctors were present to set the bone, and while they agreed to Christian Science treatment, they asked to be allowed to drop in and watch the case.

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