My first knowledge of Christian Science...

My first knowledge of Christian Science came when my brother was fifteen years old. He had been ill with typhoid fever for weeks and was a living skeleton. Finally he declared that he would never take another dose of medicine.

My mother had a friend who she knew was a Christian Science practitioner, but all that my mother knew of Christian Science was that medicine was not used by its adherents. She called this friend, who came to see my brother and treated him. In a comparatively short time he was well and was eating anything he wanted. He gained rapidly in weight and became a strong young man. Later he served in both World Wars.

My mother and I did not start studying Christian Science at that time, but several years later when she was threatened with a nervous breakdown, she went to a practitioner and had an instantaneous healing. We then both began studying Science and attending church regularly, and my mother lived quite a few years longer in better health than I had ever known her to have before.

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Testimony of Healing
I should like to tell of a healing...
December 8, 1956

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