[Original testimony in German]

In 1936 I was taken suddenly ill;...

In 1936 I was taken suddenly ill; it seemed as though my back were paralyzed. After I had been at home for several weeks, despite the numerous injections given me by a doctor, my condition grew so much worse that I could no longer get up at all and pneumonia set in. The doctor had me taken to a hospital. Here, too, one injection after another was given without the slightest improvement being effected.

Then my wife heard about Christian Science, and she brought some Science pamphlets to me in the hospital. I had learned something about this Science in America, and I now began to study it. The first effect it had on me was that one day I decided to ask for my realease from the hospital, chiefly because my condition was not improving. I returned home in May, 1936, but was unable to get up. I then tried massage, and when attacked by severe pain, I took the tablets that the doctor had prescribed.

As already stated, I was paralyzed and suffered a great deal of severe pain. My relatives had given up hope of my ever being able to walk again. Finally I asked my wife to have a Christian Science practitioner come to see me. He explained the truths of Science to me as far as I could understand them and advised me to give up the masseur's treatment and to discontinue taking medicine, for, as he said, we cannot serve two masters. He continued to encourage me and persuaded me to try to get up, saying that otherwise I would never know whether I could walk or not.

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Testimony of Healing
I began to study the Lesson-Sermons...
August 19, 1950

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