the ear that had been operated upon than he could with the other. The last mentioned visited the doctor at the sains time. He was slightly deaf in the loft and totally deaf in the right ear. A growth having been extracted from the right ear, he entirely recovered his hearing. He told us that he could hear his own voice—a thing that he had not done for 16 years. The case of Mr. Alexander Aitchison is worth chronicling. He had been totally deaf in one ear for four years and slightly affected in the other. He is now perfectly restored, and was so gratified that he today introduced a suffering friend to the doctor. Mr. Aitchison tells us that he could only hear his watch ticking by means of the diseased ear by pressing it tightly to it. Now, he can hear it at a distance of a foot, although his ear is stopped with wadding. (“Oamaru Mail,” Dec. 16.) To the Editor. SiK, —About Professor Wallenburg and his cures. lam glad that in previous issues "you have called attention to the work and remarkable success of the Professor in a few days of his residence in this town. I only just wish to say that I can confirm the truthfulness of several of the cases mentioned by you, for I have seen the patients myself. I would like to urge upon the people of Oamaru and neighborhood the importance of having any affection of those parts of the body which he specially treats attended to at once, or when he has gone they will regret that they did not avail themselves of his skill. Such men as he are a blessing to humanity. Hoping this may lead to the relief of some sufferer or sufferers, I am, &c., Chas. E. Barley. (“ Oamaru Mail,” Dec. 22.) Mr. James Gibson, a shepherd employed at Station Peak, called upon us this morning, and requested us to bear testimony to the fact that he has been cured of almost total deafness by Professor Wallenburg. He had been more or less deaf for 30 years, but for the last 20 years his hearing had been getting gradually worse. Ten days ago Mr. Gibson placed himself under tire treatment of the Professor, and has so far recovered that he experiences no difficulty in hearing ordinary conversation. At the same time Professor Wallenburg introduced to us Mr. William MAKcime, of Kakanui. He had been so deaf for 13 years that he had been unable to hear ordinary sounds. On Saturday last he became a patient of the Professor’s, and obtained immediate relief. His hearing is now as perfect as could be desired.* (“ Oamaru Mail,” Dec. 20.) To the Editor. Sir, —Permit me through your paper to direct the attention of the public to the following. At the request of a member of my congregation, unable to pay, and suffering with eyes nearly blind and inflamed many years, I applied to Professor Wallenburg for advice and treatment gratis. He, wifb generosity and kindness readily granted the favor. I made the application because I bad learned from other clergymen that the professor is ever ready to give his services to the poor when asked to do so by any person on whose honesty he can rely on being assured that no deception ia being practised on him. This person was under the care of several medical men, but without any beneficial result. Professor Wallenburg lias had the case under treatment for about ten days, and now the eyes are perfectly well, and the person is likely to be able to earn bis livelihood, to the great delight of all his friends, whose lasting gratitude Professor Wallenburg has earned. 1 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 recommendthose 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.—l am, &c., Wm. Coleman, Roman Catholic Clergyman. The Eye and Ear.—Professor Wallenbui’g 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. Jerrett, 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 ear 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. 18, 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 cases 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 cure 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
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