I write this testimony in gratitude...

I write this testimony in gratitude for all that Christian Science has done for me during the past fifteen years, and with the sincere desire that it will help someone to the understanding that the truth, as revealed to our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, heals when it is sincerely applied.

During the past eighteen years I have been dependent on my own efforts for financial support, and about two years before Christian Science was presented to me, when I had been earning my own living for a little over a year, I suffered a complete collapse, which took the form of paralysis. During the course of this illness several doctors were consulted, and among the opinions expressed was one that I should never again be sufficiently strong to go on working. One doctor, however, who had known me for a number of years, encouraged me not to accept this verdict, and, through what he called psychoanalysis showed me that my trouble was largely mental. Under his treatment I recovered from the paralysis and after a time I again began to work.

This treatment, however, was founded on the human mind, and since it lacked the divine Principle, which alone heals, the results were not permanent, and in less than a year I again broke down. This time a specialist in the town where I was working was consulted. He forbade work of any sort for three months, and said that he must be consulted before I attempted to work again. I followed his advice and rested for three months, but the end of that time found me no better; in fact. I was worse, for in addition to physical ailments I felt that the teaching of the orthodox church of which I was a member, had failed me. I did not know where to turn for help and comfort.

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Testimony of Healing
In grateful acknowledgment of...
January 18, 1947

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