When I had been out of school about a year I became very...

When I had been out of school about a year I became very ill, and the doctor said the ailment was a serious throat trouble. He removed a portion of the palate, but the condition was not improved. Then some one recommended the waters of Ems, Germany; so I went there with a friend, but at the end of six weeks was so weak that I had to be wheeled everywhere. The physician then sent me to the noted iron baths of Schwalbach, where for another six weeks I went through the same regime, even to the taking of the iron mud baths, but was no better. We heard of the noted physicians of Heidelberg, and went there. One of them told me that the waters at Ems and Schwalbach had injured the coating of my stomach, and immediately, in response to his conjecture, I found that I could not eat the simplest food without suffering.

After two months' trial of this doctor, the friend with whom I was traveling became alarmed about me, so she brought me home in the middle of the winter. During the next two years I had sixteen physicians in my home city, also tried a sanitarium, but at last ended by going to bed and having a trained nurse. I was very ill and all expected me to pass on. At this time the thought came to me that I would not die; that if I could only stop thinking of myself and keep happy thoughts, I would somehow get well. It came as a firm conviction. Just then Christian Science found me. When asked if I would allow some one to come and treat me, I consented, with the provision that there should be no talking, for I felt too weak to bear any one's voice.

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