John Thomas Heslop of Birmingham, is a lad whoso powers of vision are to be accounted among the marvellous. He is known as*" the uving microscope," on account of being able to see the most minute objects clearly defined. In 1878 or 1879 he was attacked with some baffling eye trouble, and came very near losing his sight for ever. After the disease had reached its worst there was an instant and startling change for the better, which resulted in a complete cure of all inflammation in an incredibly short time- It was not a oure, however that brought back the old eyesight like that possessed by the average genus homo. When it returned it was with extraordinarily mr creased powers of vision. To John Thomas the most minute plant louse was as large as a rabbit, and the mosquito's i bill as large as an axe handle. He could I see and describe distant minute objecta with startling clearness and precision. He was amazingly shocked upon repairing.W the well to get a cooling draught to see the. imme.nse number of hideous creatures that Avere floating, fighting, arid wriggling; about in the water, From that day to, this water has never passed the lips of; John Thomas Heslop ; his drink consists whoUy of coffee, tea; and milkj thoroughly boiled, The doctors say that the entire: organisation of the eye has Undergone a' structural,change; .that the cornea .^hks become abnormally enlarged ; and that the crystalline lem has :ditided'into three different discs or; circles, .^aoh,;circle.:.surrounded by.anpther of light blue. In the. centre of each of these three circles, appears an iris, greatly diminished in size,. but an iris nevertheless, Medical reports; have been made on the case by journals. such as the "Lancet/ « Medical Times,"; and niiiny others. The young ma.n hjy* been visited by all the greater ? ; nd iosser lights of the British mqd.ic.il colleges, each of whom pronounces his case the most' wonderful in Hie annals of optics,
It is s:iicl thai, the Colonial Treasurer will" have a surplus on the year's transitions of i ovw«lOO,000'
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Wonderful Eyes., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2392, 3 April 1890
Wonderful Eyes. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2392, 3 April 1890
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