I am very grateful for what Christian Science has done...

I am very grateful for what Christian Science has done for me. When I was seven months old, I fell out of bed and suffered severe injuries of the head. The doctors told my mother I could not live. They said my brain was injured. There was nothing that was not done for me. Up to the age of three I had frequent convulsions. My mother was advised to take me to Hoboken, New Jersey. There I was under treatment for about three months, without any result. My mother was then advised to see a rabbi who had just come to New York and was supposed to perform wonders in healing. I was placed under his treatment, which included the use of herbs and prayer, but again without any result.

By that time I was four and a half years old. Then followed all sorts of children's diseases, also double pneumonia and spinal trouble. I was not able to walk, talk, or feed myself. I could hear and understand, but could not speak. I was given electric baths for twenty-one months, four treatments every week, but there was no change. Finally the doctors declared they could do nothing more for me; that my case was hopeless. They said I had paralysis of the vocal chords. When I was eleven years old, I began to speak like a little child. Then the doctor advised that I have a private teacher; also that I go to public school. The principal would not accept me, so my doctor wrote a letter explaining my case, and finally I was accepted. I attended public school until I was nineteen. I was under the doctor's care constantly. I could not even dress myself, but was obliged to depend upon my mother's help. Magnetic treatment was tried, but without any benefit.

Testimony of Healing
My interest in Christian Science was aroused by a lecture...
July 19, 1924

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