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Page 3 Advertisements Column 5, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 50, 20 January 1880
Public Notices. Public Notices. /TR. FRANCIS PHILIP O’REILLY, Barrister, Solicitor, & Conveyancer, TANG RED STREET, ASHBURTON, Next Messrs. Orr and Co.’s. 3G2g TINWALD STORE. JAMES ESCOTT, GENERAL STOREKEEPER, IRONMONGER, DRAPER, &c., &c., &c. 390 g SPECIAL NOTICE. JpROFESSOR WALLENBERG, Oculist, Aurist, and Specialist (From Europe.) May be consulted upon all Diseases of the Eye, Ear, and Throat, Deafness, Noises in the Head, Defective Sight, Cataracts, Amaurosis, Opthalmia, GuttaSerena, Loss of the Eyelashes, Inflammation, and all Diseases of the Eye, Ear, and Throat, treated upon new and scientific principles. PROFESSOR WALLENBERG. HAS ARRIVED IN ASHBURTON, And may be Consulted at his Consulting Rooms at MR. THOS. QUILL’S COMMERCIAL HOTEL, For TEN 10 DAYS’ ONLY. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. Blindness and Dearness. (“ Oamaru Mail,” Dec. 15.) Professor Wallenburg is still kept busy with patients. We on Saturday received a visit from two persons upon whom lie had operated. Their names are Mr. Nicholas Power and Mr. James McGrath, both of Waimate. The first-mentioned had been deaf in one ear for 14 years. On Wednesday last he visited the doctor, and obtained some relief. On Thursday he was perfectly cured, a grass seed and an accumulation of skin which had gatthered around it having been extracted. He told us that he could hear better with the ear that had been operated upon than he could with the other. The last mentioned visited the doctor at the same time. He was slightly deaf in the left 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, ho can hear it at a distance of a foot, although his ear is stopped with wadding. (“Oamaru Mail,” Dec. 16.) To the Editor. Sir, —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 clays 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 tins morning, and requested us to bear testimony to the fact that he lias 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 clays ago Mr. Gibscn placed himself under the treatment of the Professor, and has so far recovered that he experiences no difficulty in hearing ordinaiy conversation. At the same time Professor Wallenburg introduced to us Mr. William McKenzie, 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 he desired.£ ( <: Oamaru Mail,” Dec. 2D.) 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, wiib generosity and kindness readily granted the favor. I made the application because I had learned from other clergymen that the professor is ever ready to give his services to the poor whon asked to do so by any person on whose honesty he can rely on being assured that no deception is being practised on him. This person was under the care of several medical men, but without any beneficial result. Professor Wallenburg has 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 his livelihood, to the great delight of all his friends, whose lasting gratitude Professor Wallenburg has 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 Bar. —Professor Wallenburg is effecting some raarmollous 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 threo 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 feonx 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 specdly 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 LIGO 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 hero is limited. “ Southland Times,” Nov. 25, 1879. (From “ North Otago Times,” Oamaru, Dec. 18, 1879.) There would seem to he some foundation for the merits claimed for Professor Walleuhurg’s treatment of diseases of the eye and car, 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 bo 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 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 hoy, who has been partially blind for several years, and lias 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. Keuahan’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 move 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, wilh the swelling reduced, and the sight partially restored in the one eye, and the other as well as ever it was. George Gordon, a man of 79 years of age, who was almost entirely deaf hut 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 Mi\ Townsend, who have suffered from deafness for a long time, can now hear the tick of a watch. Those 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 duo to the remedy or the matter of treatment it is equally worthy of praise. Timaru has contributed its quota of testimonials to the skill in eye and ear cases of Professor Wallenburg. Since his arrival here, a few days ago, his consulting rooms at the Grosvenor Hotel have been heseiged with patients. An idea of the number of cases treated may be formed when we mention that on visiting his apartments about 9 o’clock this morning we found them thronged. From 6 a.m. he had been busily at work, and during the three hours upwards of fifty cases had been treated. The best guarantee of the specialist’s success is that the * living witnesses are both numerous and well known. During our visit, which only lasted a few minutes, several cases of restored vision wore introduced to our notice. One was the son of the landlord of the _ Masonic hotel, at St. Andrews, whose right eye, through the stab of a penknife, was rendered totally blind about three weeks ago. Medical advice was sought, and the lad was ordered to he confined in a dark room ; but the Professor, without subjecting him to any ordeal of the kind, or any painful operation restored his sight in the short space of twenty-four hours. The lad caii now read the finest type with his injured organ. Another hoy named Edgier, from Temuka, has his sight in process of perfect restoration, after groping his way in the dark and suffering from cataract for the last three years. Ho received the attention of several surgeons, but after one or two consultations lie isnowsofarrecoveredthat he can road with but slight difficulty, and the Professor assures us that in a few days he will he able to see perfectly. Chiarini’s Circus has contributed two cases, the patients, one of whom is one of the most accomplished of the lady performers, remaining behind for the purpose of undergoing Professor Wallenburg’s treatment. Henry Kent, a young man who tells us he has been nearly blind from his infancy, after a six months’ sojourn in the St. George’s Hospital, London, without obtaining relief, demonstrated the efficacy of the Professor’s treatment, by reading an extract from the “ Otago Daily Times ” in our presence. Lastly two or three cases of chronic deafness were brought under our attention which by dint of steaming, syringing, and operating, had been effectually overcome. The sceptical who arc apt to run away, with the idea that every specialist is a charlatan, need only pay a visit to the Professor’s consulting rooms, and their impressions will be at once removed.—“ South Canterbury Times,” Saturday, January 10th, o 88( Lr/«
Page 3 Advertisements Column 5, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 50, 20 January 1880
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