Public Notices. 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 euro, 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 ho 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, 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. 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, wiih 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 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. Timaru has contributed its quota of testimonials to the skill in eye and ear eases of Professor Wallenberg. Since his arrival here, a few .days ago, his consulting rooms at the Grosvenor Hotel have been beseiged 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 were 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 be 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 can now read the finest type with his injured organ. Another boy named Edgier, from Tcmuka, has his sight in process of perfect restoration, after groping his way in the dark arid suffering from cataract for the last three years. He received the attention of several surgeons, but after one or two consultations he isnowsofarrccoveredthat he can read with but slight difficulty, and the Professor assures us that in a few days he will be able to see perfectly. Chiarini’s Circus has contributed two cases, the patients, one of whom is one of the mostaccomplished of the lady perfox’mers, remaining behind for the purpose of underyesterday 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, tie 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 ; lie 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 going 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 are 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, Januaiy 10th, 1880. 932a—376
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