representative. His left heel had to be removed, and thirty-two stitches were inserted in that part of his foot, eighteen being pla'ced in the right leg. The kneecap was smashed, and had to be lifted. Altogether seven surgeons had to do with the sufferer, who was reduced to a very weak and almost comatose state after nine operations had been performed on him. A CASE IN WHICH SEYEN SPECIALISTS FAILED. NINE MONTHS’ AGONY IN THE MELBOURNE HOSPITAL. DR WILLIAMS’S PINK PILLS FOR PALE PEOPLE TO THE RESCUE. [From the Melbourne ‘ Advocate.'] Dave Kirk, the well-known and highly-popular hero of the cycle track, was, on the Bth October of last year, training in the Scotch College Grounds, Melbourne, when, all of a sudden, and without any warning, the tyre of the leader broke, and becoming at once entangled la the wheel, brought the rider to the ground with terrific force. So great was the impact that not a single limb or member of the unfortunate cyclist’s frame escaped serious injury. In all haste the victim was removed to the Melbourne Hospital, more dead than alive, and quite unconscious from shook and hemorrhage. A hasty examination of the patient by the medical staff of that institution showed them that the case was a most serious one, and the grave looks of the surgeons in attendance plainly indicated that they entertained but the slightest hopes of the unfortunate young man’s recovery. All that the resources of that fully-plenisbed hospital could command were brought into play for the relief of the patient, but the gravest fears were felt as to hia ultimate safety. The external injuries wore not, after all, the most serious—the symptoms of serious internal injury to the nervous tystem were all too patent to the practised and expert eye of the medical faculty. _ So serious, indeed, was the case of Dave Kirk considered that an eminent surgeon who called to see the patient declared it as his opinion that the patient would, in all probability, never rise from his sickbed. There poor Dave lay, betwixt life and death, for about seven weary and exceedingly trying months of pain and suffering, unable to stir hand or foot, unable to move even from side to side—a victim of hemorrhage, spinal disease, pleurisy, dysentery, complete paralysis of the body, and last, but by no means least, locomotor ataxy, a fearful complaint, which utterly prostrates the hnfnan frame and destroys the. power of the will, so much so that the common functions of nature are performed by a power absolutely extraneous to the will. An idea of the dreadful injuries sustained by the patient may be gathered , rom the following details gleaned from Kirk bv our Mortification set in in parts of the lower limbs, and artificial m c ans had to be employ id to draw off the urine. The system was washed internally four times every day with water and carbolic acid, the stomach being cleaned out by means of a tube. Injections were also largely employed. This was a most singular case, and one which must have afforded ample play for the physicians’ skill and experiment, yet it remained for Dr Williams's Pink Pills to affect a radical and complete cure. THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE PICTURE. AN ASTOUNDING CHANGE. After seven months of bed-ridden existence In the Melbourne General Hospital, Dave Kirk left that institution with faint hopes of ever being able to get about without the aid of crutches, with all hopes vanished as to his ability to again enter the cycle arena and carry off once more those brilliant laurels which were at various big wheel gatherings wont to be his, for he was Victoria’s largest scratch crack. In May last Kirk’s friends, being impressed by the numerous authentic and spontaneous testimonials from persons of both sexes, of every age and condition in life, and in all parts of the world, recommended a course of the now world-fame i Dr Williams’s Pink Pills for Pale People as a last resource. Marvellous, but true, as may be learned from the patient’s own lips, no sooner had he begun to take these wonderfully curative pills than Kirk experienced palpable relief. To let him describe himself the returning powers to his limbs and nervoussystem generally: “Gradually the sense of numbness began to disappear, and the extremities acquired by degrees their wonted healthy glow and warmth. While under treatment in the hospital the sense of feeling entirely disappeared, so much so that when the surgeons would put a needle into any part of my body I was absolutely insensible to the fact. To be sure of tho absence of the sense of touch, the doctors would conceal my vision, and then question me as to the part they were piercing ; hut my answers clearly proved to them that I was absolutely bereft of all sensibility ! “ After a month’s trial of Dr Williams’s Pink Pills I was able to throw aside my crutches. But one of the most powerful effects of the pills was the restoration of functional health. Bowel troubles bad been a te> rible trial to me ever since the day I met with tho accident. Regularity in this ditection was perfectlyset up, and I am now, after four months’ taking of these pills, in the enjoyment of perfect health.” It wanted no assurance of this, as those who had seen the subject of this narrative are not slow to express their surprise at the picture of health and almost completely resuscitated power of body and mind presented in the person of David Kirk. But perhaps the most demonstrative proof of the world-famed Dr Williams’s Pink Pills, and whenever Dave goes out he is besieged with congratulations on his regained health. In common gratitude, the athlete never fails to give the whole credit of his recovery to ' that wonderful remedy discovered by Dr Williams. Moreover, Kirk is able to trench a large garden at home, and walk two miles daily to his business place. EXTRACT FROM THE MELBOURNE 1 ARGUS.’ “Everyone has heard of Kirk, the crack racer. About a m nth ago be met with an accident whilst training, and has been in the Melbourne Hospital ever since. The medical authorities say that he never will ride again, as his spine has been so badly hurt that he will likely be paralysed for life.” EXTRACT FROM THE ‘HERALD. “Dave Kirk, residing at tho Coffee Palace, Victoria street, North Melbourne, sustained severe injuries this afternoon through falling from his bicycle while training on the trrp’c at the ? catch College Grounds. The tyre of his bicycle burst, and Kirk was thrown violently to the ground._ He was removed in a cab to the Melbourne Hospital.” The latter extract appeared in the ‘Herald’on the absolute numbness and absence of all feeling in the patient while under treatment in the hospital was the fact that, although he received a shock from a powerful galvanic battery a shock so strong that the operator declared it to be half a volt more than he had given to anyone in the institution for forty years Dave Kirk was utterly unable to feel its effect. A PRACTICAL ILLUSTRATION OF RESTORED VITALITY. A few days ago Dave Kirk, who, by the way, is to be found at his hairdresser’s and tobacconist’s establishment, 471 Elizabeth street north, caught sight of a certain individual to whom he had let out ono of his bikes on hire, and who. it seems, was possessed of so had a memory that he forgot to return the machine to its owner ! As showing the restored strength and vigor of the erstwhile bed-ridden man, Kirk made a dash for the thief, and a hand-to-hand struggle ensued. Hia opponent was a powerfully-built fellow, and a much htavier weight than Dave. Blood flowed freely on both sides, but Dave proved one too many for hia man, and with a dexterous effort managed, unassisted, to get him into a cab, and took him unceremoniously to the look-out, where a charge of theft was laid against the prisoner. A full account of the capture is contained in the Melbourne ‘Age’ of 25rd September. That was, perhaps, the most practical evidence of restored vitality that could'well be given on the part of the cycle champion. Naturally enough, the thousand and one chums of the once-thoughf-dea'd, but now very much alive, cyclist are loud in their praises of the afternoon of the accident, October 9, 1896. The former appeared in the ‘ Argus ’ about a month later, after the physicians and authorities had placed him under treatment, and discovered that his injuries had resulted in paralysis, spinal disease, and locomotor ataxia, and that he was entirely beyond their aid. His case was accordingly,.by the physicians who examined him, pronounced incurable, and they told poor Kirk that he would never rise from his bed again. PALE AND SALLOW PACES. DIZZINESS, SHORTNESS OF BREATH. HEART PALPITATION, Etc. This world is full of suffering and unhappiness. In every walk of life may be seen young girls, pale, sallow, and nerveless, the victims of troubles peculiar to their sex, from which they suffer, in silence, and with the mistaken notion that there is'ho help for them. Their lives are made miserable by headaches, dizziness, palpitation of the heart, shortness of breath on the slightest exertion; an indisposition for cither work or pleasure, and frequently a feeling that life is bat a dreary burden scarcely worth preserving. To all such we say take hope; there is a cure for your trouble, and it is within your power to be bright-eyed, rosycheeked, and happy. Dr "Williams’s PINK j?ILLS for PALE PEOPLE will restore your lost color, correct irregularities, and bring back health and happiness. In proof of this assertion read the following testimony from those who have suffered and found renewed health through this marvellous medicine:— m V Miss Alma Millar, of Upper Southampton, N. 8., 0 says: “ I scarcely know when my illness began, as my mother was unable to work, and most of the duties of a large household devolved upon me, so that I felt that 1 must keep up, but I kept getting worse and worse. My appetite failed, my complexion became sallow, and my eyes sunken. I was troubled with dizziness, shortness of breath, and palpitation of the heart, until I would almost suffocate. I was also troubled with a terrible pain in the side. I could not go, upstairs without resting, and was so afflicted with headache that my life became almost unbearable. At last I was forced to give up and keep my bed.' My friends feared I was going into consumption, but recommended one remedy after another, which,’however, did not help me. Finally I was induced to try Dr "Williams’s Pink Pills, and in less than three weeks I was able to leave my bed, and after using the pills a few weeks longer 1 feel that I am as well as ever I was. My appetite has returned as well, and my strength and general health are in every way restored. I feel that in bringing this subject before the public I am only doing justice to suffering humanity, and hope that all afflicted as I was will give Dr Williams’s Pink Pills a fair trial.” an eneryatedliystem REVIVED. [From the ‘Carlton Gazette,’ Melbourne ] Mr A. Sayers, of 57 Adam street, South Yarra, is perhaps one of the best-known mining men of "Victoria. It would be a difficult thing, in fact, to find eny mining centre where this gentleman has not, with more or less success, assisted in the development of Victoria’s golden treasures. At Ballarat, Sandhurst, Maldon, etc., his name and person are familiar. While awaiting fresh opportunities, and at the same time recuperating there is nothing so wearing on —, irom an entire absence of tone m the system. I could transact ray business fairly well, but the continual excitement of over three decades of mining life-prospecting, promoting, speculating, and Exchange life-had told on me about it ” CarS ‘ Th ° S} EtCm had rua down * tbat was “Why not have vi.ited a medical man and secured a tonic “I did; several doctors agreeing that it was a tonic I required. But they failed to supply that much-needed mental and, aho, physical bracer. They supplied plenty of them, both in quantity and variety but with no appreciable benefit-tho least business effort bringing about a recurrence of the all-overish feeling. - ’ “ What do you attribute the change to ?” ‘ Well, a barrister friend of mine, a great sufferer from paralysis, mentioned to me the immense benefit ex P er £ n , ced fro , n a course of Dr Williams’s Pink Pills for Palo People, and some-two months since I invested in a couple of boxes.” “ How did they pan out?” Much better than some of ray mining specs— like pure gold. A tew bores strung me up properly. My ISS’.ffiS- “ J *" k (l “ r " e * h ”r “■> “ Taking them still ?” “No. A few boxes of Dr "Williams’s Pink Pills did for me what pounds sterling woith of doctors’ stuff tailed to accomplish.” ‘‘y° u , ar e.F«feot!y satisfied of the merits of Dr ner'vetonio Pl S for Purifying the blood and as a Certainly. For retoning a system run down by overwork or mental anxiety they cannot be beaten, and I lose no opportunity of so informing my friends.” Dr Williams’s Pink Pills for Pale People have cured paralysis, locomotor ataxy, rheumatism, and sciatica • also alldiseasesarising from impoverishmentof thcblood,’ scrofula, rickets, chronic erysipelas, consumption of the bowels and lungs, antenna, pale and sallow complexions general muscular weakness, loss of appetite, palpitations’ pains in the back, nervous headache, early decay all forms of female weakness, and hysteria. These pills are a tonic, not a purgative. They are genuine only with tho full name—Dr Williams’s Pink Pills for Pale People—and are sold by chemists and storekeepers generally, or the Dr Williams's Medicine Company. Wellington, N.Z., will forward, on receipt of stamps or post order, one box for 3a, or half "a dozen for 15s 9a. the system as a life on ’Change—he has been so successful in the latter respect that one of our representatives, visiting him ‘on business, could not help remarking it. “ I feel better now than I have for -many years past. The last two months my whole system has been retnned—wound up to concert pitch, as it were,” was the reply.
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