In the year 1915 I came into Christian Science for the...

In the year 1915 I came into Christian Science for the healing of hemorrhages of the lungs, said to have been inherited. I also had a very distressing throat trouble, supposedly caused by singing. I had spent much time and considerable money studying vocal music. This had given me a great deal of pleasure, and to be told I should have to give it up grieved me very much.

I had had three doctors, two of whom were specialists in diseases of the throat. One wanted to operate; another wanted to keep me under treatment for a while to see if he could determine what might give me relief. The third said I could not have an operation because there was nothing in my throat which they would dare remove. By this time my suffering was intense. A friend and business associate, knowing of my suffering, had recommended Christian Science on several occasions, but I had always tried to rebuke him in such a way that he should never speak of it again; however, he did not lose patience.

One night as I retired, suffering intensely, I felt that I was passing on. This I fought as best I could with willpower; then came the words to my consciousness which my friend had left with me some days before, namely, that if one knew enough, he would not have to be sick and die. There being no Christian Scientists in the home where I was then living, I battled alone with only these comforting words to hold to, and I made my way through the darkest night of my life. The next morning I went to the business place of this friend, asking him to tell me more of Christian Science. He explained to me that there were practitioners who, when called upon, would gladly help me to understand more of the truth which I had glimpsed. So I went to a practitioner and had treatment, after which I had a perfect night's rest, something I had not had for many weeks. Then there seemed to come a great sense of fear, which for many months after this was far harder to endure than the physical suffering.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with much gratitude and joy that I take this means...
August 9, 1930

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