In the early winter of 1920, weary, worn, without hope,...

In the early winter of 1920, weary, worn, without hope, and wretched beyond endurance, I turned in my extremity to Christian Science. This wonderful truth was not altogether new to me, for I had seen the healing and regeneration of a very dear friend many years before. Her experience made a great impression upon me at the time, and I thereupon purchased the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. I was not then in need of physical healing, but I found great comfort and peace after having read only a portion of it. I was, however, persuaded to put aside this reading by the members of my family, who, through ignorance of the message and mission of Christian Science, expressed great opposition.

Later, following a tonsil operation, I developed ether pneumonia and pleurisy, terminating in a lung abscess. The condition was uncommon, and considered grave by reason of its rarity and inaccessibility. For a period of six months I remained bedridden in a local hospital, the condition becoming such after a while that the knife was deemed necessary to save my life. Two serious operations followed

After several months I was able to move about, to a slight extent, but was practically an invalid for four years, as the abscess continued to reform with many attending complications. The nervous system was completely shattered, supposedly as a result of the prolonged use of morphine, administered to allay hemorrhages. Having tried faithfully and persistently all that the medical profession had to offer, and having received but temporary relief, I became wholly discouraged. I wish here to state that the doctors and nurses in charge during this experience were untiring and most kind in their earnest efforts to alleviate my suffering and to comfort me.

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July 5, 1924

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