[Original in Danish]

According to some medical theories there are certain diseases that...

According to some medical theories there are certain diseases that have a definite course. They are supposed to last a certain number of days and have different stages with varying symptoms. That Christian Science heals quickly was clearly proved through the following experience in spite of such medical theories.

At that time we were living in Denmark, and all our children attended school. One morning I felt ill, but I began immediately to eradicate this sickness through scientific Christian prayer. Since the symptoms could have been indications of scarlet fever, I was legally bound to consult a doctor. The children would not have been allowed to attend school if the doctor had declared that I had this sickness.

The doctor I summoned said that it was a typical case of scarlet fever. There was absolutely no doubt of it. All the symptoms were there. He carefully described the course of this illness. First this would happen and last so many days, then other stages would follow, and so on. I was positively not to leave my bed during the first six or eight weeks, as serious complications could follow. Prayerfully and silently I denied every word as soon as it was spoken.

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July 11, 1977

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