Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)
The Carlow Morning Post
5th September 1822
Kindly provided by Mr Michael Purcell, Carlow 2007
(Transcribed from facsimile copy by Mrs J. Brennan)
EDITOR OF THE CARLOW MORNING POST.
Sir – That the Public may have an opportunity of knowing the Cure Doctor Broom has, under Providence, performed on my son, I would be glad you would give this a place in your Paper, for the good of mankind in general, but in particular for those who may be afflicted with the whiter swelling, or any scrofulous complaint; a disease which for ages has been looked upon as incurable.
For upwards of two years my son had been greatly distressed with a white swelling in his thigh, and had suffered so much that every person who knew him, despaired of his recovery. I had placed him under the care of several eminent Medical Gentlemen, but they had all failed, and left me without the least hope of saving my son’s life. Some of those respectable Medical Gentlemen told me that his life could not be saved; others informed me that his thigh might be taken off, but that they doubted if he could recover.
When I heard of Doctor Broom’s arrival in Carlow, and of the many wonderful Cures performed by him in other places, I was advised to consult him, tho’. I had not the least hope of my son’s recovery, for his whole thigh had become so very large, that I had no other expectation than that the swelling would enter his body and kill him immediately.
My son had likewise suffered so much from extreme pain, that he was reduced to a skeleton; for many weeks he scarcely knew what sleep was; and his cries, from severe sufferings, were almost incessant.
When I consulted Doctor Broom, he gave me reason to believe that he would save my son’s life: he has done so, to the astonishment of all who knew his distress; for soon after Dr. Broom took him under his care, the swelling decreased, and his health rapidly returned; so that I now make known his recovery for the good of others, who may be groaning under distress, and who may have despaired of ever finding one who could give them the least hope of recovery.
P. S. – The Doctor has been very successful in my neighbourhood in cases of Fever.
Cross-Roads, Brown’s-hill, Sept, 2, 1822.
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