Miscellaneous Writings (1883-1896) by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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to read.  I bless God that I was driven to it by such an
extremity.  After reading some one hundred and fifty
pages, I was convinced that it was the truth for which
I had searched during twenty years.  While I was reading
the chapter on Imposition and Demonstration,*1 I
was healed of endometritis and prolapsus uteri of over
twenty years' standing, pronounced incurable by eminent
physicians.  Professor Ludlam, the dean of Hahnemann
Medical College, of Chicago, Ill., was one of my

*1 Page 234, of revised edition of 1890.

   Before I was healed, to walk seven or eight blocks
would so fatigue me that it would take me a week to
recover.  I now started out and walked, and was on my
feet all day and for several succeeding days, but felt no
weariness from my labors.
   I felt, after being healed, I must have a Science and
Health of my own.  I had no money to buy it, so earned

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it by getting subscribers for the Journal.  It has gone
with me everywhere I have been.  I have been well ever
   I had suffered from bodily ailments, but they were
nothing compared to my mental trials.  Grief, hatred,
jealousy, and revenge had well-nigh bereft me of reason.
I had lost a home of plenty, been reduced to almost abject
poverty, and had become a cheerless woman, - could
not smile without feeling I had sinned.
   All my griefs and sorrows are now turned to joy, and
my hatred is changed to love.  "Glory to God in the
highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."  I
read Science and Health, and all your other books, together
with the New Testament, every minute I can
get. - E. B. C., Omaha, Neb.

   I must add one more to your great pile of letters, to
tell you what your book, "Science and Health with Key
to the Scriptures," has done for me and my family.  More
than a year ago, my husband was suffering from an injury
received about a year previous, and he went to Mrs. B. for
treatment.  His shoulder had been fractured, his collarbone
broken, and he had sustained internal injuries.  Several
M. D.'s had attended him, but had given him very
little relief.  Mrs. B. treated him a short time, and he
received much benefit.  He bought Science and Health.
From reading it, I was cured of a belief of chronic liver
complaint.  I suffered so much from headaches and constipation,
and other beliefs, that I seldom ever saw a well
day; but, thanks to you and divine Principle, I now
seldom ever have a belief of feeling badly.

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   November 4th, last, I was confined.  I was alone,
because I knew no one whose thought was in harmony
with Science.  I thought I could get along without help,
and I did.  My little girl was sleeping in the same room
with me, and after the birth she called a woman who
was asleep upstairs, to take care of the baby.  This
woman was much frightened; but, on seeing how composed
I was, she got over her fright.  I was sitting up
in bed, holding the child, and feeling as well as I ever
did in my life.  I never had seen a Scientist nor been
treated, but got all my ideas from Science and Health.
My baby was born on Sunday morning, and I got up
Monday at noon, and stayed up.  I never got along so
well with a baby as I did with this one.
   I am very thankful for the knowledge of Science I
have gained through your book.  I want so much to be
a Scientist; but we are very poor.  My husband is a
brakeman on the railroad; and I have very little
education.  There is comfort in the thought that, if I can't be
a Scientist, my children may be.

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