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THE CURE OF CONSUMPTION. The reports as to the success of Dr. Alabone's treatment continue to be of a ii- ost encourage- ing character, and there can be little doubt but that he is justified in taking the stand he does. 'Consumption,' he says, can be cured.' Let the patient combine with the doctor, let his remedial treatment be conscientiously applied and adopted, and with time and patience no result is too good to be true. Even the possibility of alleviating this terrible insidious and almost invariably fatal disease has taxed all the energies of the ables doctors. Koch tried, indeed, to effect a cure we all know how he failed. Inoculation, certainly, is not the true remedy to which consumptive people must look for help. Consumption is supposed to dq incurable after a specified stage has been reached in the progress of the disease. 'Not so,' says Dr. Alabone—and we pause, j asU nished, expectant. The theory of the causes engendering con- sumption is a field for gigantic research the results of its ravages are, unfortunately, only too clear, though we see cause and effect, and say, It is Consumption, the end is—death.' We have remained for the most part terribly ignorant of any means to arrest the fatal progress of this most horrible foe of our national life and civilisation. Amongst so much conjecture, so much futile striving, it is cheering to know that Dr. Alabone has discovered a clue to this mystery We are pleased to find that this treatment is now being successfully adopted by many members of the profession. A most successful specialist in cases of consumption, his position in the world of medicine is absolutely unique. Cases are instanced and authoritatively vouched for, which have been actually cured, even when in an advanced stage of the disease. Dr. Alabone does not contend that such cases are always curable, but he states convincingly, that even then many cases have been cured. The nature of the treatment is set forth ably and concisely in 'The Cure of Consumption, Chronic Bronchitis, Asthma and Catarrh,' by EDWIN W. ALAHONK, M.D., Phil., U.S.A., D.Sc., Ex-M.R.C.S., Eng., by Exam., 1870, Price 2s. 6d., ftost f ree uj Autt/wr, Lynton House, Highbury Quadrant, London, A'. The work is in its 30th edition (138th thousand), the record of an enormous number of authen- ticated cases of cu-re being of the greatest interest. The volume is full of practical suggestiona and is most comprehensive.. It cjntains o mass of information of vital importance to those suffering from chest complaints. To such as are unable, whether from distance or other causes, to consult Dr. Alabone personally, we would strongly recommend its perusal. Such sufferers can be treated by means of written directions without the necessity of a personal interview, when this is difficult or impossible. Dr. Alabone has penetrated far beyond the futile and half-hearted measures of resisting the insidious advances of consumption, and thousands ackowledge their gratitude, and we wish Dr. Alabone the universal recognition, which is due to his arduous^ successful labours in combating this most insidious malady.