[Following is the text of the program of the above title released for broadcast the week end of October 1-3 in the radio series, "How Christian Science Heals," heard internationally over about 600 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 55 - The True Knowledge That Heals

On this program Mrs. Edith Bailey of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, told of her own experience, as follows:

Many years ago I was suffering from a disease which the doctors said was incurable. Finally I went to a specialist, who said there was no cure known for the condition, which he diagnosed as disintegration of the nerves. He recommended surgery but held out no hope for a cure or even relief. What was more, he very much doubted that I would live through the operations. In fact, I was only given two or three months to live.

In despair I turned to Christian Science, which had been recommended to me by a friend. I secured "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and I found out that Christian Science practitioners help those relying on prayer for healing. I began to study, but I could not understand what I read. I had been an honor student in all of my courses at the university, and here was a book I couldn't understand. I said to myself, "The fault isn't in me; it's in the book." I laid the book aside and called a Christian Science practitioner, who said he would give me a treatment in Christian Science—which I later understood meant prayer. The pain had been extreme, but within an hour I found relief. Still I wasn't even grateful, for I argued that it was impossible for someone blocks away from me to be of any help. A few days later, when the suffering again seemed unbearable and everything began to grow black, I became very much frightened.

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