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In September, 1894, the writer, after nearly a year's...

From the June 1903 issue of The Christian Science Journal


In September, 1894, the writer, after nearly a year's illness of what was diagnosed by two physicians, as nervous prostration, was attacked by "wry-neck" or torticollis, the effect of the same being, through the contraction of certain neck muscles, that my head was twisted towards my left shoulder about as far as one can voluntarily turn one's face in that direction, and I could turn my face front only by the use of my hands, and after the hands were removed, my head would turn at once back to the unnatural position. Various drugs were experimented with in the effort to relax the contracted muscles, also electricity, and magnetic healing, so-called; finally it was decided by the physician in charge of my case, who was most devoted to my interest, that an operation might prove beneficial, and about an inch and a quarter of a nerve was removed.