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TEN MONTHS' SUFFERING!IN , A HOSPITAL. There is an old saying that physicians are a class of men who pour drugs, of which - ; they know little, into bodies of which they ' know less. ' This is both true and untrue at :': the same time.' There are good and poor ■"'•"«,wyers,: and good and poor doctors. .The ■ •'^trouble.with these medical gentlemen as a profession is".that they are clannish, and apt to be conceited. They don't like to be beaten at their own trade by siders who 'have never studied medicine. They therefore pay, by their frequent failures, the penalty, of refusing instruction unless the teacher bears their own. " Hall Mark. ' An.eminent physician —Drßrown-Sequard, ' of Paris—states the fact accurately when he says: " The medical profession are so bound np in their self-confidence and conceit that they allow the diamond truths of science to be 1 picked up by persons entirely outside ' their ranks. We give a most interesting ■ incident, which illustrates this important truth. ' The .steamship "Concordia," of the

Donaldson Line sailed from Glasgow for ■ Baltimore in 1887, having on board as afirei man a man named Kichard Wade, of Glasgow. ■He had been a fireman for fourteen years on '"various ships sailing to America, China, and ■ . India. He had borne the hard and exhausting labor, and had been healthy and strong. On 1' the trip we now name he began for the first time to feel weak and ill. His appetite 1'" (failed/ and he suffered from drowsiness, J-heartwurn, a bad taste in the mouth, and |lT 'iosfclveiiess and irregularity of the bowels.

Sometime* when at work he had attacks of - giddiness, but supposed it to be caused by ■ the heat of the &'<? room. Quite often he ■ /-was sick and'felt like vomiting, and had - "'some'pain in the Head, Later during the -: passage; he grew worse, and when the -, . ship* reached Halifax he was placed in* the .-Victoria General.Hospital, and the ship -.., sailed away without him. - The . house - surgeon gave him some powders to stop the '■■ vomiting, and the next day the visiting ? ihj'sician gaveiiin-a,jDaixture;.to ? take every our hours. Within two days Wade was so much worse that the doctors stopped both the ppwd#rs and the mixture. A month '•; passed, the poor fireman getting worse and worse. - Then came another doctor, who was to be visiting physician for the next five months. - He gave other medipjnes, but not much relief. Nearly all that time Wade ' suffered great torture; he .digested nothing • throwing up all he ate. There was terrible ' pain in the bowels burning heat in' the throat, heartburn, and racking headache. • The TCitient was now taking a mixture every four hours, powders, one after each meal to digest the food, operating pills one every .night, and temperature pills two each night to stop the cold sweats. If drugs „ could cure him at all, Richard had .. an idea that he took enough to do it. But £>n the other hand pleurisy set in and the doCt^t io°h ninety ounces of matter from his right side and then told him he was siire to -' die. .Five months more rolled by and there was anotxJer change of visiting physicians. The 'new one gave Wade a mixture which he said made him tremble like a leaf on a ' tree.

At this crisis Wade's Scotch blood asserted itself. He refused to aland any more dosing, and told the doctors that if he must die he could die as well without them u« with them. liy this time a cup of milk would turn four on hid stomach, and lie there for days. Our friend from Glasgow was like a wreck on n shoal, fast going to pieces. We will let him tell the rest of his experience in the words in which he communicated it to the

press. He says: "When I was in Miis state a lady whom I had never seen came to the hospital and talked witli me. She proved to be an angel of mercy, for without her I should not now be alive. She told me of a medicine called 'Mother Seigcl's Curative Syrup,' and brought me a bottle next day. I started with it, without consulting the doctors, and in only n fern day* time I was outofhed calling for liam, and eggs for brcal/fast. From that time keeping on with Mother Seigcl's great remedy, I gob well fast, and was soon able to leave the hospital and come home to Glasgow. I now feel as if I was in another world, .and have no illness of any kind."

The above facts are calmly and impartially stated, and the reader may draw his own conclusion. We deem it, best to use no ii<unc3 although Mr Wade gave them in his original deposition. Hiy address is No 244, Sfcobcross street, Glasgow, whore letters will reach him.

lOST in Ashburton, a Buggy Whip. .J Finder please return to ' * Mail Office." 4 214 OST between Woollon Mills and East Street a Black Knitted Cape Finder rewarded on leaving dame at the Mah, Office. 4 215 MOUNT HUTT ROAD BOARD. THEREBY give Notice thai the following Candidates have been nominated as Members for the Mount Hutt Road Board. baker, henry ooldnby. browne, matthew ingle. j drummond, pete 3. McMillan, william. And I further give notice that a poll to ■ elect TWO of the above Candidates will take place «i MONDAY, 6th May, 1890, at the Road Board Office, Methven, and at the Sdiooihouses, Lauriston and .Barrhill, between thu hours of 9 a.m. and (> p.m., in accordance with tlje. Local Elections Act, 187G, and the Acts amending the same. F. MAINWARTNG, 4J2U.. Refcuruing Officw.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2411, 26 April 1890

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