In 1868 a Mrs. Gale of Manchester, New Hampshire, was dying of pneumonia, according to the attending physician. A telegram to Mrs. Glover urgently asked her to come to Mrs. Gale’s aid. She went.
Through her prayerful treatment, the patient was immediately healed. Observing this, the astonished physician urged Mrs. Glover to publish her Science in a book and “give it to the world.”
By early 1872 she was ready to put teaching aside and spend the next three years writing what would become the Christian Science textbook. The manuscript was first titled The Science of Life, but when the book was published, it was titled Science and Health. In later editions the textbook would be re-titled Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
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