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[Original testimony in French]
Having had great trouble in our family, I became neurasthenic
Having had great trouble in our family, I became neurasthenic. I tried to the best of my ability to ward off this depressing illness, but in vain; and finally had to remain in bed. A physician was summoned, who made a diagnosis and pronounced my case incurable. He then had two other doctors come from Paris, but they did not give a ray of hope. Then my mother begged the first physician to try everything possible in materia medica to save me. He took a specimen of blood to analyze it, and the result of the analysis showed tuberculosis of the bones. To cap my misfortune, I was taken ill with pulmonary congestion.
My mother and those around me were in despair. One day, which was believed to be my last, a friend who was helping my mother to care for me left for the home of one of her sisters in order not to see me die. The latter, being a Scientist, and knowing me well, did not hesitate to speak to her of Christian Science, telling her that just as serious cases as mine were known to have been healed by Science. She began to work for me, and came to see me the next Sunday, bringing me some pamphlets. Among them was "Prayer and Healing," which I read first. For some time I had not been able to see clearly enough to read because of my great weakness; but with the reading of this little book an extraordinary thing took place: the veil which had been over my eyes suddenly disappeared, and I had a real glimpse of the truth. Then I asked for the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, as well as help from a practitioner, who came to see me and gave me a present treatment, and afterwards some absent ones. After the practitioner had given a present treatment on a Thursday, she told my mother she would not need to come back. I was in bed, and my mother was cast down, believing there was nothing more to do for my cure; but the practitioner understood, for the next day I was able to go down to the garden. On Saturday I took a twenty minutes' walk and went up to the second floor to visit some relatives, who were very much surprised, as they had seen me the preceding week in a very sad condition in bed. A little later I could ride a bicycle, to the great astonishment of our neighbors.
It is a great comfort to my mother and me to be Scientists: we find it a daily help. From the bottom of my heart I express my gratitude to God; to Mrs. Eddy, who has taught us the meaning of Jesus' words; also to the kind practitioner who helped me with so much goodness, and from whom I always receive great comfort. Words fail to thank the Scientists who made known to me this beautiful religion which was founded by Mrs. Eddy, who has so clearly shown us the way of Christ, Truth.—Louis Issaly, Asnieres, Seine, France.
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