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From the August 1888 issue of The Christian Science Journal

It is with emotions of mingled joy and regret that I pen the following lines: joy, that I, who have been an invalid for over twenty years, am now, and have been for several weeks, a well woman; regret, that the opinions of many ridicule the means by which I have gained health. I feel it a duty to my Creator, as well as to suffering humanity at large, to say, that after having tried physicians, springs, and patent medicines, receiving only temporary relief, I was persuaded to take Christian Science treatment of Mrs.