We first learned of Christian Science, while living in...

We first learned of Christian Science, while living in Tennessee, through the healing of an acquaintance. After physicians had pronounced him incurable from cancer of the stomach, help was asked from a practitioner in another town and he was healed by absent treatment. This so impressed us that, later, as we were moving to a farm in central New York, one who was interested in Christian Science gave us from The Christian Science Journal the address of a practitioner in the town nearest us.

We had been located in this new home for a time when our five-year-old son was taken very ill. After the attending physician had been unable for three weeks to diagnose the disease or check its course, he asked to have the child taken to a hospital in town for counsel and observation. As there seemed nothing else to do, and as the patient was becoming very weak and suffered greatly, we reluctantly consented to this. The child did not improve in the hospital; and after a consultation of doctors, we were told that the only hope of saving his life was by the injection of a serum into his spine, as they had found the trouble to be spinal meningitis. They did not hold much hope even from this.

"Man's extremity is God's opportunity," and so we found it to be; for then we recalled the wonderful healing of the one in our old home, and that the practitioner, whose address we had, lived in the same town where our child lay in the hospital. We lost no time in finding this lady and stating the case to her; and, acting on her advice, we took the child from the hospital to the home of his sister near by, and work was begun for him in Christian Science.

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February 18, 1928

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