Christian Science has done so much for me in the past fifteen...

Christian Science has done so much for me in the past fifteen years that I could not begin to name all the benefits both mental and physical that have come to me and mine. In this testimony I will confine myself to an almost instantaneous healing of acute lung trouble. I had been in bed more than a week, and although Christian Science treatment was given me I seemed to grow worse all the time. My husband, who was just coming into Science, became alarmed, and my sister-in-law and mother-in-law who were living with us, not being Scientists, added to his fears. Finally conditions were so serious he insisted on having a doctor, who came and diagnosed the case as pneumonia, installed a trained nurse, and said he would call again in the evening.

This was Tuesday, and the nurse told me afterwards that she did not expect me to live through the night. The doctor came again at half past nine and left word to telephone if there was any change. Several times I felt that I was passing out, but I tried to hold to the thought that God was there. When my husband came into my room early in the morning I asked him to telephone to a Christian Science practitioner in New York, asking her to treat me, as I had not wanted the doctor. This he did, and when the nurse again took my temperature, as she had been doing every hour, she insisted that my lips had not kept closed on the thermometer, as the register had gone down so much. When the doctor came at eleven o'clock, he said that a miracle had taken place. My temperature had been very high the night before but had gone down almost to normal, and my condition was much improved. He told the nurse the fever would probably run higher during the day, but it did not do so and the next morning my condition was perfectly normal. I was downstairs to dinner on Saturday and walked on the piazza Sunday, although it was January. The nurse freely admitted that the healing was due to Christian Science, and the doctor also was so impressed that his wife took treatment for a nervous condition which medicine had failed to cure, and was healed. The nurse gave me her chart to use as witness of the wonderful change that took place. Can anyone wonder that I revere the name of Mrs. Eddy, when her teaching of the availability of God's power kept me here to care for my husband and my children?

(Mrs.) Elsie B. Ludlow, Tolland, Conn.

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Testimony of Healing
My first experience with Christian Science was as follows....
April 5, 1919

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