Case IX

Sir, - Having heard of the cures performed by your Vapour Baths, I was induced to make trial of them. In last December I was suffering under a violent attack of St. Antony's fire in my leg and foot, attended with considerable fever, and was, in consequence, confined to my bed for near four months, so that the sinews of my leg were much contracted, accompanied with great hardness in the part principally affected, when my fever abated. I still found myself much crippled, and, for between two and three months after, I could not walk but little, and even then with the support of two sticks. In August last, I went to Brighton for three weeks, and after applying your Vapour Baths nine times, I was sufficiently restored to walk without my sticks - I think I am in duty bound to acquaint you with this, and, if you think it may be of any use, you are at full liberty to publish this case in your forthcoming book of cures - Sincerely wishing you success,

I am, Sir, Your truly obedient servant,

Peter Hoare. Carshalton, near Croydon, Surrey, October 28, 1822.

The following names are added in further testimony of my success in the treatment of contractions: Antonio, Her Excellency the Countess of St., cured of contraction of the wrist.

Ashby, Miss, cured of a white swelling and a contraction of the leg.

Belton, Mrs., cured of contraction of the wrist.

Birt, Mr. George, Arundel-street, London, cured of long standing contraction of the knee.

Blomberg, the Rev. Dr., cured of contraction of the knee.

Butler, Mr. John, Cheam, cured of contraction of hip and knee.

Day, Mr. G., London, cured of a contraction of the arm.

Edwards, Miss, cured of contraction from fever.

Evans, Mr., cured of contraction of 5 years standing, occasioned by a fall from a horse.

Fowler, Miss, cured of contraction of hip and instep.

Green, Mr., cured of contraction of knee and instep.

Golding, Miss, cured of a white swelling and contraction of the knee.

Harcourt, Right Hon. Earl, cured of contraction of hip and knee.

Harriott, Mr., cured of contraction of hips and knees.

Incledon, Mr. Charles, Chedbury, Suffolk, cured of long standing contraction of the hip and knee.

Lycett, Mr., Birmingham, cured of contraction of the ancles.

Mathews, Mr., (Comedian) cured of contraction of hip and knee. Pittock, Mr., Tunbridge Wells, cured of contraction and gout long standing. Samuel, Mr. S., Billiter-street, cured of contraction of the knee. Ware, Mr. S., Hampstead. Williams, Capt., R. N., cured of contraction and debility.