When I first heard of Christian Science, in 1887, I had...

When I first heard of Christian Science, in 1887, I had suffered for many years with headaches, supposed to be hereditary. The days were few that I was free from them. Many physicians had tried to help me and failed. At one time, when I felt them too severely, I began taking paregoric in increasing doses, from drops to dessertspoonfuls, in order to be able to do my work, besides taking patent medicines.

My husband said: "There is a Christian Science practitioner on this street. Let us go down and see if you can be helped." That evening we both went to his office. I could walk only by being held by my arm. After hearing me relate my trouble the practitioner said: "You will be better. Never fear." Hope rose high, and when we left the office I walked rapidly home. After three treatments I was healed. At the time I was a member of a Baptist church, in good and regular standing. I then decided to attend the services of the Christian Science Society, held at that time in the parlor of the practitioner's residence. I was given some literature that appealed to reason, and then bought a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.

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