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I should like to give a testimony for the benefit of those who are new to Christian Science and for those who, although interested in Science, may believe that a deep and profound knowledge of it is necessary in order to experience a healing. That a deep and profound study of it is required is true, but that this is necessary in order to experience a healing is not true. I was healed of failing eyesight, which was about to deprive me of my livelihood, by one visit—my first—at a Christian Science church.

Also when I had been studying but a few brief weeks, I was called upon to prove the unreality of error. I had been working in a dramatic play which required me to do much screaming and to sustain a long scene at a high pitch of voice. When I reached Chicago, the strain on my voice began to tell, and I could not speak above a whisper. The voice would return sufficiently for me to get through the play with much agony and then I would not be able to speak for twenty-four hours. It was necessary for me to write my address on a piece of paper for the taxi driver to take me home each night, the effort of speech being so difficult.

Being too new in Christian Science to have heard of a practitioner, I sought the best throat specialist in the city. Upon examination he said: "Boy, I've seen you in that play over there. No human throat was ever meant to stand the abuse you're giving it. If you don't stop what you are doing—not to-morrow, not next week, but to-night—you'll have to go away for a protracted rest and not talk for two years. You say that you study singing. Well, get that idea out of your head, for you will never sing another note. Now I can fix your throat so you can get through to-night's performance. If you come tomorrow I can do it again, maybe for three days, four, or even a week, but that's the limit."

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Testimony of Healing
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November 14, 1942

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