Christian Science first came to my attention when I was...

Christian Science first came to my attention when I was a student in a hospital training school for nurses. A friend had presented my sister with a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. She, in turn, showed it to me, asking for my opinion of it. I told her that I hoped she would never allow herself to be deceived by such ridiculous nonsense. Several years later, in desperation over the hopeless medical verdict passed on a loved one, I again picked up that same little book and it became a "lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

A practitioner, to whom I had turned in this time of great stress, requested that I read the book with an unprejudiced thought, assuring me that if I did so I would receive its message. I opened the book with this determination, and since that day Christian Science has been my very life. My husband, who was a physician and surgeon, good-naturedly chided me about my rather peculiar choice of literature, and later, though not at all in sympathy with what he thought Christian Science to be, he offered no opposition to my attending church and to my serious study of this Science. For this I was very grateful. The teachings of three years of medical training have had largely to be reversed and cast out, and this was not the work of moments. It has indeed been going on through the years.

During my first year as a student of Christian Science, I was healed of a series of abscesses in the ear canals, which caused intense suffering. I was also instantaneously healed of an abdominal disturbance, which was not medically diagnosed, but which was accompanied by very severe pain. In this instance I walked into the practitioner's office, in what seemed to be extreme suffering, and walked out thirty minutes later completely free. Some time later I was healed of ptomaine poisoning in a few hours, while nursing a case under materia medica. This was a beautiful proof to me of God's ever-presence. I am grateful for these healings, and for many others that have come to me, as well as for beautiful healings that I have witnessed in others.

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Testimony of Healing
My introduction to Christian Science came one day when...
July 27, 1935

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