Christian Science Testimony

         More than ten years ago, while practising medicine in Chicago, I became sorely afflicted with what was diagnosed under various names from nervous dyspepsia to cancer of the stomach. At first I took my own medicines. Then I employed other doctors to dose me. Afterwards I gave up practice and traveled. I improved for a time, then became much worse and put myself under the care of one of Chicago's best physicians, as a last resort I then thought. After treating me for several months, he said to me, "I don't want you to feel alarmed, for no doubt I can keep you along for another year, yet it would be well for you to put your property in your wife's name; for it would be much better for her should anything happen to you." I took his prescription and paid for it, but did not get it filled.

         I went home and told my wife what he had said. She had been trying for many months to induce me to try Christian Science. I knew she had been healed of a seemingly very serious difficulty. Yet I felt that it was all right for others, but my case seemed to be an exception, and it could do me no good. She said, "Now you are ready for Christian Science treatment." I was. My last straw was gone. My last human prop had vanished. I went to a Christian Science healer, and in a few weeks I was free to eat whatever I desired with impunity. I then gained in strength and weight rapidly, and in a few months I was as well and strong as ever. We cannot be too grateful to Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy for giving "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" to the world. Through the reading of that book we can acquire the understanding of divine Love which heals the sick, restores sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, and sets the captive (to mortal sense) free.

A. W. Paine, M.D., C.S.
Los Angeles, California


"Notes from the Field"
The Christian Science Journal, June, 1899

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