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From the December 1896 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Dear Doctor L—:

I noticed in a newspaper some few weeks ago an account of where you had presided as coroner at an inquiry in reference to the death of a person under Christian Science treatment. I also noticed your remarks in regard to the case, and as I have been cured of disease and most wonderfully helped by Christian Science teaching, I thought it only justice to that system to let you know of the power of Truth as taught in Christian Science and as experienced in my case.

You will remember that you treated me for years off and on for catarrh and bronchitis when I lived in your neighborhood in Toronto. You may also remember that I had to wire the druggist, where I had your prescriptions filled, for medicine when I happened to get away from home once or twice without my usual supply of remedies and was attacked by the old bronchial trouble. You may also remember the very severe attacks I had while living on Dufferin Street, where I was confined to bed for a week or two at a time suffering extremely, and how you held out no hope of any permanent relief— unless it might be found in a different climate and higher altitudes where the air would be lighter. I could not make the change and tried other physicians, but I must say that I got less satisfaction from their remedies than I did from yours. I left Toronto, as you know, but in this state I continued, constantly taking medicine and suffering more or less continually, and as my business called me away from home considerably, I generally had trouble with my throat, even with the help of my remedies, which I always carried along. Yet I lost many an hour's sleep gasping for breath.

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