[Original testimony in German]

For two years I suffered from intestinal catarrh

For two years I suffered from intestinal catarrh. During this time I consulted a physician several times. He was able to give me relief for a short time by prescribing opiates, but the relief was not permanent. Excitement or cold feet always caused a return of the complaint. The last time I consulted a physician he said the catarrh was chronic; that I already had inflammation of the intestines, and that I must keep to a diet for at least three years. I was not to eat such foods as beans, cabbage, uncooked fruit, but only soft foods, tea, and gruel. Then he said the intestines would be healed in about three years!

I wrote and told my sister in Elberfeld of this verdict, and she replied telling me to come to her and I would get well. I did this, and stayed there for four and a half weeks. She explained to me how healings in Christian Science were brought about, and I believed that this method was the only right one. Twice a week while I was there I went to a Christian Science practitioner and attended the Christian Science services. During these four and a half weeks I ate what every healthy person eats, and I have not had any more pain or catarrh. In the meantime I have gained seventeen pounds in weight.

September 15, 1928

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