I should like to tell how I first...

I should like to tell how I first became a student of Christian Science and of the beautiful healing I had at that time. Over twelve years ago in New York City I was attacked by a robber who, because I did not comply quickly enough with his demands, struck me across the face with some object, breaking my lower jaw. As the blow did not knock me out, I walked to a near-by hospital. The doctors took X rays, which showed that the jaw had been broken in three places, and it took six hours for them to wire the places together. For the next few days the doctors tightened the wires each day, and I found the pain almost unbearable.

At the time, I was sharing an apartment with a young man who was a Christian Scientist. I sent for him to come to the hospital, as I had some business which needed attention. The doctors claimed that my jaw was so badly broken it would probably never be right. I repeated this to my friend, who asked me why I did not try Christian Science and told me of some wonderful healings. I knew I could not stand the pain I was suffering much longer, so I decided to try Christian Science.

The next morning when the doctors came around to tighten the wires, I told them I should like to have the wires removed, as I wanted to leave the hospital. They thought that the blow I had received had affected me and that I should be put in the psychopathic ward, but I insisted I was all right. They finally decided to let me go if I would sign papers to relieve them of all responsibility, for they made all sorts of predictions as to what was going to happen when they removed the wires. I walked to the nearest Christian Science Reading Room, found the name of a practitioner from those listed in The Christian Science journal, and called her. Within four days the jaw was in place, and in a month's time it was as normal as ever.

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Testimony of Healing
In the Song of Solomon (2:15)...
August 20, 1949

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