My gratitude for the healing of nerve exhaustion, or...

My gratitude for the healing of nerve exhaustion, or nervous prostration, through Christian Science is most sincere. The first treatment given after this truth was presented to me resulted in less tension and a sense of rest not felt for years. The gradual correction of thought as truth unfolded to my consciusness released me from the belief in the reality of disease and suffering, and gave me some understanding of their unreality. With the lessening of my own suffering came an aroused hope of help for the sufferings of mankind. In the corrective work necessary, the study of certain passages of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy brought great light; and with a fuller understanding healing came.

As I look back over my experience, I see that the error uncovered was an impression made in childhood at the time of the illness and death of a loved relative. This change from health to illness seemed a great mystery, and I continually questioned its cause. A desire to know what would help such conditions later became the reason for making the decision that my life-work should be in the field of materia medica. Thorough preparation was made for this work, and much study of disease. Then followed the practice of material methods; but soon there began to be a growing sense of weariness caused by sympathy for the sufferers and a conviction of the inability of medical science to help. The last years of this work were continued by means of the exercise of will-power, as there seemed no strength to go on otherwise. When I stopped at last to rest, complete collapse resulted. The sense of suffering nerves had grown acute. At this time Christian Science came with its gentle healing power and proved to be the "help of the helpless" so much desired in childhood and through the years.

I am very grateful to Mrs. Eddy for sharing with mankind the healing truth revealed to her, and thankful that all are free to avail themselves of it.

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March 12, 1932

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