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Public Notices. a livelihood, to the great de’ight of all his friends, whose lasting gratitude Professor Wallenburg lias earned. I know of my knowledge three others who benefitted very much by the treatment of the worthy Professor. I write this letter without the request of any one ; but I consider it a duty owing to the Professor’s kindnesss ; and I recommend those suffering in eye or ear to apply to him whilst they have the present favorable opportunity. I hereby tender my best thanks to Professor Wallenburg for his charity to the poor. —I am, &c., Wm. Coleman, Roman Catholic Clergyman. The Eye and Ear.—Professor Wallcuburg is effecting some marmellous cures in cases of blindness and deafness. At his invitation we visited the consulting rooms at the Albion Hotel, yesterday morning, when we conversed with two or three out of a total of about thirty patients present. The first case brought under notice was that of James Robertson, of Morton Mains, who was suffering from heavy films in both eyes. He assured us that for the past six years he had suffered acutely, and during for years of that period he had been under medical treatment without receiving any benefit—in fact he went from bad to worse. Placing himself under Professor Wallenburg’s treatment he speedly came round, and yesterday could distinctly see a hair at the ordinary reading distance. Richard Atkinson, of Invercargill, who had been treated in Dunedin and Melbourne for impaired eye-sight, als bore testimony to the Professor’s skill. He had been totally blind of one eye, the other being considerably affected, but could now distinguish the time on a clock a couple of chains off. Mrs. W. Jer-rett, of Riverton, was the next patient introduced. She stated that she had been suffering from deafness for the last six years, and during that time her husband had expended something like Ll6O in endeavoring to effect a cure. Under Professor Wallenburg’s treatment she had so far recovered her hearing that she could without difficulty hear a watch ticking. H. N Bates was the next patient consulted ; he had been totally deaf of one ear for fourteen years, the deafness arising from an attack of scarlet fever. In England his case was regarded as a hopeless one, and this was the more serious since the remaining oar was commencing to sympathise'with the affected one. He had only been under the Professor’s treatment a few days, and could now hear perfectly well. Constable Buchanan also states that the occulist has succeeded id curing him of partial deafnes. These are a few patients indiscriminately singled out from the patients in the consulting room, and they certainly go to show that the Professor is thoroughly up to his business. At present he has 75 patients under treatment. We would strongly urge all who are afflicted with blindness or deafness to pay this oculist a visit, and at once, since his stay here is limited, - “ Southland Times,” Nov. 25, 1879. (From “ North Otago Times,” Oamaru, Dec. IS, 1879.) There would seem to be some foundation for the merits claimed for Professor Wallenburg’s treatment of diseases of the eye and ear, if we may judge by the results of several eases that have fallen under our notice. These are the days of discoveries, and possibly the Professor may have come across some special remedy for the disease of the eye and ear, or he may only be an intelligent, sharpsighted man, better able than the generality of his fellows to see where the evil he would cui’c is best to be grappled with. At any rate, several long-standing cases which have only been under his treatment for a week are already beginning to show good signs of total cure, and are really worthy of some notice by an impartial observer. The first of these is that of James Beale, who was formerly of the Cape Mounted Rifles, and lost the sight of one eye 14 years ago in Africa, and who was treated in vain by several army doctors when there, and by some medical practitioners in Weymouth, England. About a week ago he came to the Professor totally blind with one eye, and partially so with the other, which had begun to suffer in sympathy. He is now able to read small print with either eye, and in a few days, judging faom appearances, will be completely cured. Another case is that of a son of Andrew Meldrum, a baker, of Oamaru. This boy, who has been partially blind for several years, andlias been operated upon and treated without any beneficial effect by several New Zealand professional men, applied to the Professor about a week ago, and can now begin to see again very fairly, and is to all intents and purposes perfectly cured. Mrs. Kenahan’s case is an interesting one, both for the rapidity and the completeness of the cure of a most painful and seemingly hopeless malady. This lady, when she applied to the Professor, was afflicted by the most violent inflammation of the right eye, which was swollen as big as an egg, and continually discharging an offensive matter. She was in great agony, and had not slept for more than a week. The sight was completely gone, and worse than all, the other eye beginning to show signs of suffering from a like disorder. Sage medicos, who had attended her from the commencement of the complaint with a slight inflammation caused by a cold, began to beg her to make up her mind to lose both eyes, as no cure could be found. However, she is doing well now, at all events, wi h the swelling reduced, and the sight partially restored in the one eye, and the other as well as over it was. George Gordon, a man of 79 years of age, who was almost entirely de.if but a few days ago, can now hear words spoken in a low voice from the other side of the room, while the two children of Mr. Townsend, who have suffered from deafness for a long time, can now hear the tick of a watch. These cases are certainly interesting, as effectual cures of old standing diseases, after some of them have defied all the skill of the general practitioner, and whether the cure is due to the remedy or the matter of treatment it is equally worthy of praise. 7360 Publications. AGRICULTURAL PAPERS. fpHE PUBLISHERS have much pleasure in intimating to the Farmers of the County of Ashburton, that they have issued THIS DAY (Saturday), Jan. 10th, a reprint in pamphlet form of a selection of AGRICULTURAL PAPERS Read before the Lincoln Farmers’ Club, compiled by J. Stanley Bruce, Esq., Price One Shilling. Orders for the above pamphlet, accompanied by thirteen stamps, should be addressed to WEEKS & DIXON, , Publishers, East Street.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 5, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 47, 13 January 1880

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 5 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 47, 13 January 1880

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