In my childhood home evening prayers were conducted...

In my childhood home evening prayers were conducted an hour after supper. If my father chanced to be away from home my mother took his place, and each member of the large family of children was always present. This sacred scene, among my earliest recollections, has ever been an ennobling influence in my life. The Bible readings and instructions of my parents, blending with their Christian characters, quickened the religious instinct always struggling in every human consciousness to express itself.

When sufficiently advanced I was placed by my parents under the care of an uncle to study pharmaceutics and receive business training in his drug store. While doing this I conceived the idea of some day embarking in the drug business on my own account, and a few years later I opened a drug store and began to compound some favorite prescriptions and to advertise them locally. To-day every drug store in the United States and some in foreign countries carry certain brands of medicine under my name.

In advertising I described diseases and their symptoms according to the prevailing methods of medical practice, using extensively the newspapers, street cars, billboards, and other legitimate forms of publicity. As time went on I began to observe that in every town and city where this advertising was introduced, an epidemic of diseases followed. After several years my own health gave way, and notwithstanding my implicit faith in drugs they failed to cure me. My friends and patrons were druggists and doctors, and while they did for me all that could be done, I was not helped. On one occasion I lay helpless for six weeks at a well-known health resort. The ills from which I suffered were a deep sorrow, malarial poison, a kidney disease supposed to be incurable, stomach trouble, and heart failure. When drugs and allopathic treatment failed I tried other systems, but grew worse from year to year.

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Testimony of Healing
I write this testimony with deep gratitude to God and to...
March 1, 1919

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