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

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