In the midst of my business career I found myself unable to...

In the midst of my business career I found myself unable to continue work. At the request of the officials of the corporation by which I was employed, I submitted to a physical examination, and the diagnosis pronounced my illness tuberculosis.

The doctor who examined me knew that I was a Christian Scientist and of my faith in God as the only healer. He volunteered his opinion that I might as well stick to Christian Science and stated frankly that the medical profession had no cure to offer me.

I was granted leave of absence; and I retired to my home, engaged a practitioner, and devoted all the time my strength would permit to the study of Christian Science. Periodic physical examinations were required by my employers, but for some time there appeared to be no physical progress. However, with the aid of the practitioner and the support of members of my family, together with my own persistence in prayer, discouragement and frustration began to yield to hope and faith.

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June 17, 1967

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