A pediatrician's story of prayer and healing

I HAD BEEN A MEDICAL DOCTOR and pediatrician for five years when in 1976 my teacher in Jerbai Wadia Hospital in Bombay gave up medicine and took up Christian Science. I was curious about this dramatic decision, so I learned a little bit about the religion she had decided to follow. My interest was simply cursory, and I hadn't learned much about it.

But when my son, Harin, was about five years old, he became very sick. I made a diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis based on his symptoms and signs. I had treated this disease many times in my medical practice, and I was now very frightened, seeing my own child suffering from it. I didn't want to have the usual invasive tests done on him, mainly because I knew that the medical treatment would not hold out much hope for him. I guess you could say that I was running away from having the truth about his illness confirmed.

How I got into spiritual healing
May 27, 2002

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