In the summer of 1942, my boss in a defense plant asked me if...

In the summer of 1942, my boss in a defense plant asked me if I wanted continued draft deferment. I said "No." That August I was examined for military service and was rejected as having "pulmonary tuberculosis, far advanced."

After the examination, I sat on a bench in the center of the city, thinking. Relatives of mine had experienced long hospitalization and death with this disease. That was a dismal prospect. I considered Christian Science as an alternative, but with little enthusiasm. My contact with Christian Science had included a brief stint attending a Christian Science Sunday School and later acquaintance with a young woman who was a student of Science.

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