In 1924 I was a young wife and...

In 1924 I was a young wife and mother whose only thought was to gain the highest social position possible and to have fun, no matter who was affected, including my husband and children. As a result of my activities I became very ill. Extreme nervousness with attendant ills of stomach and heart trouble was manifested. The condition was so extreme that after months of medical attention without any relief I was filled with fear of either death or insanity.

Having a relative in another city who is a student of Christian Science, I wrote to her for help, which was soon forthcoming. She sent copies of the Sentinel and of Christian Science lectures, and she advised me to get a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy from the library, since there was no Christian Science Reading Room in the town.

At first it was difficult even to read with any understanding, but the need was so great that I persevered. One day I heard that a student of Christian Science was visiting in the same town, and I went to call on her. When the woman appeared, she was very gracious and expressed much compassion for me. "What is troubling you, my dear?" she asked.

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Testimony of Healing
In coming from the Netherlands...
June 9, 1956

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