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WHY HE DID NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL

+- . ' HE COULD LEAP THROUGH THE AIR, My object m writing is two-fold ; to express my gratitude for a great benefit, and to tell a ' short story which cannot fail to interest the feelings of many others. It is all about myself, ' but I have remarked that when a man tells ' the honest truth about himself he is all the more likely to be of use to his fellow-creatures. To begin, then, you must know I had long been more or less subject to attacks of bron- • :hitis, a complaint that you are aware is very :ommon and troublesome m Greit Britain m certain seasons of the year. Some months ago- I I had a very severe turn of it, worse, I think, > than I ever had before. It was probably < brought on by catching cold, as we all are apt to when we least expect it. Weeks passed by, md my trouble proved to be very obstinate It would not yield to medicine, and as I also 1 began to have violent racking pains m my limbs and back, I became greatly alarmed. I :ould nei'her eat nor sleep. If I had been a * feeble, sickiy. man, I shou d have thought less ' strangely of it ; but as, on the contrary, I was < tiearty and robust I feared some new and ( terrible thing had got hold of me, which might make strength of no avail against it. I say that was the way I thought. Presently I could not even lie down for the - pain all over my body. I asked my doctor what he thought of my condition, and he frankly said, "lam sorry to have to tell you 1 you are getting worse !" This so frightened i my friends, as well as myself, that they said, i " Thomas, you must go to tht Hospital ; it may i be your only chance for life 1" I But I didn't want to go to the hospital. Who : does, when he t v inks he can possibly get along without it ? I am a laboring man, with a large family depending on me for support, and I might almost as well be m my grave as to be laid on my back m a hospital unable to lift a hand tor months, or God only knows how long. Right at this point I had a thought flash across my mind like a stream of sunshine m a cloudy day. I had heard and read about Mothd Seigel's Curative Syrup, and I resolved, before consenting to be taken to the hospital, I would try that well-known remedy. On this I gave up the doctor's medicine and began taking the Syrup. Mark the wonderful result 1 I had taken but thiee doses within twenty-four hours when I was seized with a fit of coughing, and threw up the phlegm and mucus off my chest by the mouthful. The Syrup had loosened and broken it up. Continuing with the Syrup, the raoking pain, which I believe came from the bitter and poisonous humours m my blood and joints, soon left me entirely, and I felt like going to sleep, and I did sleep sound and quiet. Then I felt hungry, wiMi a natural appetite, and as I ate I soon got strong and well. J felt I could leap through, tlu air with delight In a week I was able to go to my work again. It doesn't seem possible, yet it is true, and the people know it. And, therefore, whan I say I preach the good news of the great power of Seigel's Syrup to cure pain and disease far and wide, nobody will wonder at me * Thomas Canning 75, Military-road, Canterbury, Kent. Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup is for sale by all chemists and medicine vendors : and by theijProprietors, A. J. White, Limited, 35, Farringdon.road, London, B. C., England. I

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WHY HE DID NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2166, 6 July 1889

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WHY HE DID NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2166, 6 July 1889

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