When I was fifteen to sixteen years of age, there seemed to be...

When I was fifteen to sixteen years of age, there seemed to be periods when my mind went blank, thinking appeared to cease, and my actions were very peculiar. I did not realize what happened during these spells, and I knew nothing about what happened until told by others. This condition developed as time went on. Finally my family had me transferred to an insane asylum, where I spent in all about three years.

I entered this hospital in 1919, and gradually became worse, until in September, 1921, my case, diagnosed as epilepsy, was considered indeed serious. At this time I was given an examination by four doctors, who told me that it was beyond their ability to help me and that before the end of October I would die.

A sister who had received much help from Christian Science influenced me to take up the study of Christian Science, and a practitioner was selected to assist me in my troubles and to advise me in further study. From the time Christian Science treatment commenced, changes in my condition began to come. I improved rapidly and put on weight. The last of the epileptic spells was in October. I was then given such duties as washing dishes and slicing the bread for over eighty people, and was trusted to use a heavy, sharp knife without fear of any further trouble.

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June 8, 1968

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