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TEN MONTHS' SUFFERING IN A HOSPITAL.

There js ah ■old;skying rtha^ physicians are a class of men who "pour "drum! - ■'of which ■ they know little, into bodies, of which they know less. ' This i&bbtn* true 5 and untrue at A same time. ■ There are good and poor " /lawyers; !ahd g66d and pbikf dodltih: TThe trouble with.,these medical 1 gentlemen as a .profession is that,they ar&clannt»h;i.nd[not r fore. pay, ,by thjjir.,,jhrequent; ,:f,ailur<M^ vjthe'i \- penalty .oi refusing instruction .unless) the , teacher bears their own '^HsJT.Msik^;, - An eminent physician—-I)rßrown-S«quardi t 'of Par:—- mjilch ilk; f.ict ni-ciirntcly wfiephe says.: '• Mie imimli^.-i! j>i"fi'.««iifjn nro so Hcunil up in their -v!f-<o:ifi si"! c 'mil-conceit that £ they allow i'io (iii^iui: d t:uihs of licence In be picked up by persons entirely,outside their, ranks." ■. .We /give. a' moat interesting' incident, which illustrates' this; truth. M;i' {,".-'''' .X?*'. " '''■; "' *■'' The steamship. " Concordia," of the Donaldson/Linei from Glasgow for. Baltimore in 1 8SJ f s. halving ,on ; board T e» a fire-^ man a man named Richard Wade, of Glaigow^ He had been a fireman for. fourteen yean on various ships, sailing to An3erioa, v'China, and ' India. He had bbrrie the hard and. exhausting labor, and had "been heakhy atid'strong. t)n . the trip we 'n6w name ne begihifoT t the first time to feel weak and ill. His appetite failed, and he < suffered 1 from drowtmess. heartburn, a bad taste in the mouth, and .cwtiTOneM v £nd <I }rreguJaritj! offj.fti; bpwels. Sometimes when at wor^tte.hadj^atta^ks of '.: giddiness, but >BuppQsetttt'to be 'caus«f by the heat of the''fire"room.' ''Quite often he was sick ,and felt, like vpmituig.f and had, some painl in the hWct. Later" during the passage, he grew t ,worse, and when the ship reached'Halifak'n^wis'placed in the Victoria Geneaal Hospital, and the ship ■„.[ ißaifcdJ '^way'/With^up;'^^m.{_j House surgeon gave him some powders "to stop the vomiting, and ,the: next> day the Tinting. Physician gave Wma mixture to take every tour hours. Within two days Wade was so ■ muchworte'that^nytfocCoite^Btoi^^'teth the powders andr'thei'inixturej'n>A in«nth passed^ the poor fireman getting 'irorie »nd wprse.; f»-•;,. ,',M'i ,■-..'<;«■«■•'> ij-n^-i^Vf ( ' Then,.came another doctori,who Tfas to be \asitingjphysician. ): for; the: j'PMit fcv months. < He ,gaye other .mfdipines^,{lnit not ■ much relief.' Nearly'^ll that tine"Wad*r suffered great torture ; he digested nothing ' . throwing f up all he ate.- There was terrible pfcnVW the bowels 'burning, 'rfi^at^.Ji -the throat, heartburn; :and!' racking-iieSdaehe. - The patient was now takings mixture every ' ' fouHh6ur»',lpb^ders, r oqe af^each |ie|l to I digest »thdifood, operating ..pills oni.every night, and temperaijure pifii two each night to stop' the "cold" sweats. , If drag*' could cure , him .at,, all, r , hadi > an ideathit'Jie ltboklenongh'to doit. But ■ on the other .hand pleurisv.se^in and tkt , doctor i -todh WnqbjL o»*ck* pfi nfimr froni Mi .' ■'' right tide and., then"lqj3 huu^ie .wassure' to „. 'die. -Five moiitho more rolled by'abd'tnere was another change of'visiting physidansk The new one gave Wade a mixture whica * he said made hint tremble like a leaf v% tree. ■„ At Scotch blood asserted"'•• ' itself.y-HerefiweiJto st|Bajan^'n|>re dosing, . and t'?ldthe doctors that'if he must die he .! .could, di^ a^j well without them a* wkh>hem.. By this 'time" a cup or' milk would turn sour ,- on his stomach, and lie there for days. Our , friend from Glasgow was like a wreck on a . shoal, fast going to pieces. We, will let ihun/tellrtho rest, oi his" experiemctf ■ mjthe words ia which he communicated It to thet press. ' ■ ■

He says: " When I was in this state a lady whom I had never seen aune to th*hospital and talked with me. She proved to be nn angel of mercy,- 1, for without her I should not now be alive. ; SKe told ma of a medicine called ' Mother.Seigel*! Curfttive Syrup,' and brought me a. bottM next day. I starter! with it, without bens^lting the doctors, and in only .-»■ fj^&iffitinw I vxu out of bed- calling ;fi¥'h^;^fd. :^fgs for hrcdkfait. ■ From that time keeping on with Mother Seigel's great remedy, I got well fast, and waa toon able to lefcve the hospital and coiwo home to Glasgow.; I ifw feel v if I was in another world, and have no illness of any. kind." -.. .f- .; j v The aboye facts are cabnly and imrartislly stated,-and the reader may draw his .own conclusion. We deem it b<»t I'tb ;i u«n»» names althbugh Mr Wade' gave them hi:his original:deposition. 'Hia address is No. 244, StobcroHß street, Glasgow, wher* itCTirt will reach liim.

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TEN MONTHS' SUFFERING IN A HOSPITAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2447, 21 June 1890

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TEN MONTHS' SUFFERING IN A HOSPITAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2447, 21 June 1890

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