About sixteen years ago I was obliged to turn from...

About sixteen years ago I was obliged to turn from physicians after having been under their treatment, as the occasion demanded, for more than forty years. A time came when I seemed to lose all faith in material means; and my extremity was God's opportunity.

At this point of extreme mental and physical suffering I was impelled to go to one whom I had known for many years and who was a Christian Scientist; but I was not aware of it then. After a long talk with her, I asked her what she would do if she were in my condition; and she replied, "If you really would like me to tell you, I would say: Find a practitioner in Christian Science, and place the case under its treatment." This I did; and with the first treatment I was made free from many ills of the flesh. I kept up the treatment for some three weeks; and at the end of that time I decided to take a trip to the sunny South. I was there several weeks, and was very free all the time.

After arrival home I seemed to need to ask for more help. In the meantime I had learned that the lady to whom I had been first led was a practitioner; so I went to her for treatment. After some eight weeks' help she said I was healed. Then I went to the specialist. He was at the head of the Harvard Medical School at that time. He examined my case thoroughly, said he "was surprised at the wonderful improvement in my condition," and told me to go right on in the way he had told me. At this point I replied to him that I felt it only right and just to give credit to Christian Science, for it alone had done this for me. The doctor had previously told me that nothing upon earth could cure the trouble, and I could only be made comfortable by doing just as he had prescribed.

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Testimony of Healing
When Christian Science was first brought to my notice,...
September 15, 1923

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