hear perfectly well. Constable Buchanan also states that the ooculist 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 1 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 ray have come across some special remedy for tho disease of tho eye and ear, or he may only he an intelligent, sharpsighted man, better able than the generality of his fellows to see whore 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 Capo 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 be completely cured. Another case is that of a son of Andrew Moldrum, a baker, of Oamaru. This boy, 1 who has been partially blind for several years, and lias been operated upon and treate’d without any beneficial effect by 1 several Now 7 Zealand professional men, applied to the Professor about a week ago, and can now 7 begin to see again very fairly, and is to all intents and purposes perfectly cured. Mrs. Kcnaban’s case is 1 an interesting one, both for the rapidity 1 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 tho most 1 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 bad 1 not slept for more than a week. Tho > sight was completely gone, and worse ; than all, tho other eye beginning to show ' signs of suffering from a like disorder. 1 Sage medicos, who had attended her L from the commencement of the comf plaint with a slight inflammation 3 caused by a cold, began to beg 3 her to make up her mind to I lose both eyes, as no cure could be found, f However, she is doing well now 7, at all 7 events, wi;h tho swelling reduced, and t the sight partially restored in the one eye, t and the other as w r ell as ever it was. 3 George Gordon, a man of 79 years of age, 7 who was almost entirely deaf but a few 3 days ago, can now hear words spoken in a > low voice from the other side of the room, while the tw r o children of Mr. Townsend, w 7 ho have suffered from deafness for a long time, can now hear the 1 tick of a watch. These cases are cer- ■ tainly interesting, as effectual cures of 3 old standing diseases, after some of them fc have defied all the skill of the general ■ practitioner, and whether the cure is duo 1 to the remedy or the matter of treat- ? ment it is equally worthy of praise. i 1 L- Timaru has contributed its quota of tes--3 timonials to the skill in eye and car cases ’ of Professor Wallenburg. Since his ar- • rival here, a few days ago, his consulting 3 rooms at the Grosvenor Hotel have boon ’ beseiged with patients. An idea of the 1 number of cases treated may be formed L ’ when we mention that on visiting his 3 apartments about 9 o’clock tins morning • ive found thorn thronged. From G a.m. 3 he had been busily at work, an 1 during the three hours upwards of fifty cases had been treated. Tho best guarantee of tho specialist’s success is that the living wit- ’ nesses are both numerous and well known. 3 During our visit, which only lasted a few 7 minutes, several cases of restored vision ' were introduced to our notice. One w r as 1 the son of the landlord of the Masonic r hotel, at St. Andrews, whose right eye, : through the stab of a penknife, wars 1 rendered totally blind about three w 7 eeks ago. Medical advice was sought, and the lad wars 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 1 sliortspacooftw 7 enty-fonrliours. Theladcan 1 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 tho dark and suffering from cataract for tho last three years. He received the attention of several surgeons, but after one or two consultations he isnowsofarrecoveredthat lie can read with but slight difficulty, and the Professor assures us that in a few 7 days lie will be able to see perfectly. Chiarini’s Circus has contributed tw 7 o cases, the patients, one of whom is one of the most accomplished of tho 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 tw r o or three cases of chronic deafness were brought umler 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 he at once removed.—“ South Canterbury Times,” Saturday, January 10th, 1880. 932a—370
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