It is a pleasure to give an account of my experience in...

It is a pleasure to give an account of my experience in Christian Science, with the prayer that it may lead others into this wonderful truth. Some years ago I was stricken with a terrible organic disease. I went to many doctors and specialists, and following their advice undertook many different kinds of treatment, but found only temporary relief. As the years passed without relief I became more and more discouraged, especially as my case had been pronounced incurable by a number of physicians. During the last seven years of my illness most of my time was spent either in hospitals or under the care of friends. When told that I had Bright's disease, I decided to stand the suffering as best I could; but many times the pain was so intense it seemed as if I could not endure it, and I seriously contemplated taking my life. What I thought was my last attack came upon me in March, 1915, and when a specialist had treated me about four weeks without any improvement,—in fact I was steadily growing worse,—I decided that the end had come.

At this time a lady spoke to me of Christian Science and advised me to try it. I told her it would be of no use, as I had tried everything that physicians and specialists could recommend and it had done me no good; that I was in a helpless state, very weak physically and mentally, out of work and unable to work had I been able to find anything to do. The lady assured me that there was hope for me; that I was a child of God and therefore could be healed. I finally decided to try Christian Science, and she took me to a practitioner. Though I had not slept for weeks, after the first treatment I went home and slept nine hours that night.

This was, however, the only visit I was able to make to the practitioner, as it was necessary for me to remain in bed. My legs were swollen and partly covered with sores, there was a discharge from both feet, my heart troubled me, and I was in terrible pain. From a material point of view I was a physical wreck, and it seemed impossible that anything could give me relief. Owing to my weak mental condition there was also a constant inclination to suicide, but finally a change came over me and I became very patient. The practitioner was with me daily when possible; otherwise he gave me absent treatment, and after a few months I was healed.

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Testimony of Healing
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November 24, 1917

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