Although Christian Science is the greatest blessing that...

Although Christian Science is the greatest blessing that has come into my life, I did not commence the study of it for physical healing, but because I knew a great many Christian Scientists who seemed to be happier and to get more out of life than the ordinary person. I had heard of many healings brought about through the application of this teaching and wanted to know what it was that did the healing. Being a firm believer in materia medica, I thought that Scientists must use a little medicine with their spiritual application. It did not take long, however, to convince me to the contrary, for after studying only six months I became very sick with influenza and at once resorted to material remedies for help. Having always been very successful in administering medicine to myself and others, I had no hesitancy in treating myself. I tried all the ingredients that I had formerly used for this trouble, but nothing seemed to help me. I grew worse each day, and finally my friends told me that I would have to call in either a doctor or a Christian Science practitioner, as my case was alarming. Knowing that I had tried all that a doctor could do for me, I asked a friend to call a practitioner. My condition began to improve at once and in two weeks I was able to go to my office, although I still had a slight cough.

One day the cough seemed more severe than it had been for some time, and as I was passing a drug store a lot of cough drops such as I had taken before were being put in the window. I said to myself that there was not enough medicine in those to be called real medicine, but they would cure my cough and I would not tell the practitioner; so I bought a package and put one of the cough drops in my mouth, but became very sick. I told my practitioner what I had done and have never tasted medicine since. That was about eight years ago. Since then a very bad case of catarrh, from which I had suffered for over twenty years, has left me. I had tried all kinds of remedies, but got no relief until I was healed by reading Science and Health and striving to know more of the truth. We have a little daughter who is between four and five years old and has never tasted medicine. She is strong, healthy, and vigorous.

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January 4, 1919
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