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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 33

'Grote's Buildings, Blackhealth, December 30, 1867

'Grote's Buildings, Blackhealth,

'Dear Sir,—You will perhaps be pleased to hear the result of my trial of the sulphur, as set forth in Dr. Pairman's pamphlet, "The page 48 Great Sulphur Cure," and which you were so kind as to give me about two months since. I should state that about two years ago (November 1865) I consulted an eminent physician for a troublesome cough of long standing, and was told by him that one of my lungs was affected, and recommended change to a milder climate. Being unable to follow that advice, I have since been extremely careful to avoid exposure to inclement weather, and particularly to night air, and have been compelled to take to a respirator; but notwithstanding have had frequent returns of very distressing cough, and great difficulty in breathing; in fact I had almost given up the idea of ever becoming restored to my former state of health; but as a drowning man will catch at straws, I determined to give the sulphur a trial, but I confess with the very slightest expectation of deriving any benefit from it. The first trial gave me relief. I continued it once daily for a week. This was two months since; and since then I have been perfectly free from the old cough, and indeed am altogether in better health than for some years past.

'Had it depended on my own experience only, I might have been doubtful of all this being the result simply of sulphur; but I had a gardener in my employ who was formerly in the army, and was discharged as incurable, suffering from a complaint of the lungs. Last winter I obtained him an outdoor patient's ticket for the Victoria Park Hospital; and he attended there some half-dozen times with some relief, but only slight. This winter his cough returned in a most distressing manner, accompanied with considerable spitting of blood. I advised him to try the sulphur; and he has done so with the same happy result as myself. In fact, he says he is perfectly cured! And from his altered appearance I have great hopes that he is so.

'Judging from these two cases, and particularly from my own feelings, I firmly believe that Dr. Pairman has given to the world a most important and valuable discovery, which is a panacea for all the numerous forms of perhaps the most distressing and fatal complaints of this variable climate .—

I am, my dear sir, yours very truly,

'Alfred Gilbert.

'To J————Esq., London.'