Public Notices. SPECIAL NOTICE. JpROFESSOIi WALLENBERG, Oculist. Aubist, 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, Bar, 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 A LIMITED PERIOD. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. Blindness and Deafness. (“ Oamaru Mail,” Dec. 15.) Professor Wallenburg is still kept busy with patients. We on Saturday received a visit from two persons upon whom he 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 X’estored, 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. Sib, —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 yon, 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 be 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 the treatment of the Professor, and has so far recovered that he experiences no difficulty in hearing ordinary conversation. At the same time Professor Wallenbiirg introduced to us Mr. William M'Kenzie, 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. 29.) To the Editor. Sib,—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 when 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.—l am, &c., Wji. Coleman, Roman Catholic Clergyman. The Eye and Ear.—Professor Wallenburg 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 reatment he speedly came round, and 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 occnlist 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, v 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
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