one. He had only been under the Professor’s treatment a few days, and could now hoar perfectly well. Constable Buchanan also states that the occulisfc has succeeded id curing him of partial deafnes. These arc 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 lie 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,” Oaraaru, Dec. 18, 1879.) There would seem to be some foundation for the merits claimed for Professor Wallenbnrg’s treatment of diseases of the eye and ear, if ws may judge by the results of several cases that have fallen under our notice. Those are the days of discoveries, and possibly the Professor ay have come across some special r omedy 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 begun to suffer in sympathy. Ho is now able to read small print with either eye, and in a few days, judging faom appearances, will bo 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 has 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 ivell now, at all events, with 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 70 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 arc certainly interesting, as effectual cures of old standing diseases, after soma of them have defied ail the skill of the general practitioner, and whether the cure is due to the romedy 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 Wallenberg. Since his arrival here, a few days ago, his consulting rooms at the Grosvcnor 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. Prom 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 bo 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 shortspacoof twenty-four hours. Theladcan now read the finest typo with his injured organ. Another boy 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 he isnowsofarx’ccoveredthat ho can read with but slight difficulty, and the Professor assures us that in a few days he will bo able to see perfectly. Chiarini’s Circus has contributed two cases, the patients, one of whom is one of the mostaccomplished of the lady performers, remaining behind for the purpose of undergoing Professor Wallenburg’s treatment. Henry Kent, a young man who tells us he lias 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, January 10th, 1880. 932a—376
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