Brought up and educated in the home of grandparents,...

Brought up and educated in the home of grandparents, where one member was a well-known practicing physician, another a nurse, and two daughters were well versed in the medical practice, I developed into a very fearful and sensitive child with a vivid imagination. My early religious training was such that I grew to hate the ever wrathful God I had been taught to worship, and to love those humanly near and dear to me more than ever. Having lost two brothers as the result of tubercular trouble, I nourished the fear of that disease until it became a hideous nightmare in my waking hours and later manifested itself in enlarged glands, a cough, and morbidity, reaching a climax with the desire to do away with myself. In that condition I turned to Christian Science, between ten and eleven years ago, for healing. The way out was not an easy one, but I pressed on, knowing that this teaching is of God, and gradually I am being drawn farther away from personality and closer to Principle.

Shortly after I began to study "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" a skin disease broke out and covered my body, only my hands and face being free. Finally, fearing it would spread to my face and that my family would want me to have medical treatment I went to a Christian Science practitioner, who treated me for about two weeks, at the end of which time I was healed, and the healing has been permanent. Headaches from which I suffered for a long period also disappeared. A year later help was needed for chronic constipation and hemorrhoids. Absent treatment was asked for and in one week I was healed.

November 20, 1920
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