[Following is the text of the program of the above title released for broadcast the week end of November 23-25 in the radio series, "How Christian Science Heals," heard internationally over more than 800 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. 167 - Why Prayer Can Heal

Speaker: Today we're going to hear from a man who had doubts as to whether prayer could heal sickness until he himself was healed. This man is Dr. Frederick G. Roberts of Chicago, Illinois, and he's here in person to tell us his own story. Dr. Roberts, won't you begin now?

Dr. Roberts: Well, I was a physician on the north side in Chicago for about ten years, with a very active practice. I was qualified in medicine, obstetrics, and gynecology and also in surgery. Then suddenly I became ill with a nervous breakdown and general physical collapse. For several weeks I suffered greatly and kept getting worse; there was even question whether I would recover at all. Four well-informed physicians were in consultation on the case, and each rendered a different diagnosis and recommended a different procedure of treatment. Finally my wife asked me to have Christian Science treatment; she was slightly interested at that time.

I'm afraid I rebelled. I knew very little about Christian Science, and most of that was misinformation. Also my pride was too great to accept it. But Mrs. Roberts was persistent, and I felt a sense of hopelessness about my condition; so finally to please her I agreed to dismiss the physicians and consented to Christian Science help. But I remember saying that I didn't want any Christian Science practitioner coming to the house. So my wife telephoned a practitioner and asked her to begin treatment through prayer. In a week's time I was up and about with no period of recuperation at all! The mental anguish and the physical disability were both completely over.

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