When I first became interested in Christian Science, I...

When I first became interested in Christian Science, I was in a hospital studying to become a trained nurse. At that time I was suffering with renal colic, which had followed a long spell of scarlet fever. I had received treatment from many of our best physicians, who were very kind and especially interested in my case, for it was understood that I had contracted the fever while on duty in the hospital. Every known treatment was faithfully carried out, but I grew steadily worse. When an operation was suggested I rebelled; for our family physician had told me that if the stone in the kidney was removed, there was nothing to prevent it from forming again, and that kind of operation usually left the patient an invalid for life. In the meantime a member of my family had been healed in Christian Science; so I consented to try it. I was quickly healed, and there never was any return of the pain. Under medical care even morphine did not wholly still the pain.

As this condition had continued for eighteen months, I had lost a great deal of time, which, according to the rules of the hospital, I should have to make up before graduating. I continued to read the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, in the very little time that I could spare from my medical studies, and at the same time spent eighteen hours almost daily in constant work with very sick patients. Nevertheless, the truth was so effective that the spiritual healing was taking place; for when the examinations were due I was able to pass them with a higher average than many who had not lost any time. Just before taking the examinations, I had been placed in work of great responsibility, the footsteps of which I had never taken, owing to this lost time. When the names of those who had passed were posted, I was told that the faculty had decided that, owing to the high standard of my work right through the course, I should be allowed to graduate with my class. Later, five months of the lost time were credited to my account.

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