The foregoing three letters tell their story plainly and concisely, and need little or no explanation. We only desire to append the following note from our Case Book—“D—— B——; RESIDENCE—Bay Shore, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; AGE—54; Sex—Male; CIVIL CONDITION—Widower; OCCUPATION—Track-Walker on L.I. Railroad (formerly Bayman and Sailor); DISEASE—Double Varicocele, most pronounced on the left side; glands much softened and wasted; cord also varicose and very painful. COMPLICATION—Impaired powers, losses and commencing Impotence. CAUSE—Indirect and Contributive Abuse in earlier years. DIRECT—Fall from rigging of a vessel. TREATMENT—Medium Cradle and Inguinal Compressor and one No. 2 Course Civiale’s Soluble Crayons. RESULT—Perfect cure in about 9 months. REMARKS—As severe and complicated a case as can be found in any records. The symptoms of Impotence were undoubtedly due to the pressure of the dilated veins on the testicles in the scrotum and the seminal duct in the Inguinal Canal. Patient promises to report, in person, at the end of six months, to determine whether the cure remains perfect.” Mr. B—— has since moved to Islip, Long Island, where letters of inquiry (containing a stamp for reply) will reach him.
If you should conclude to place your case in our hands, we shall be pleased to hear from you, and promise you the most careful and thorough attention. Our Consulting Staff is large, each physician has his special department to attend to, and each case is afterwards reviewed by the whole Board, so as to avoid all possibility of error and give each sufferer the benefit of the highest skill and research. Our patients, while numerous, are not such a multitude but that we can and do give each one of them individually the closest attention. Should it be convenient for you to visit us in person you will be cordially welcomed.
If you hesitate from ordering, from any cause, we shall be pleased to correspond with you. We try to feel as if we have a personal acquaintance with every patient, and treat him as a valued friend; and, whether you ever order or not, we shall be glad to hear from you and know your conclusions on this subject. Of course, every letter is sacredly private. No one reads these but the Manager, and even our old and trusted medical advisers do not know the names of our patients—only the numbers and descriptions of cases go into their hands. As a further assurance we destroy letters, or return them to the writers, whichever they prefer.
We solicit your influence with your friends, and will be ready to reciprocate such favors. You will also be often doing such friends a favor, for which they will always thank you.
We shall be particularly pleased to hear from men advanced in years, who feel the necessity of counteracting growing weakness incident to their age, and who know the worse than folly of resorting to pernicious secret preparations, the effect of which is to give unnatural stimulation for a brief time, to be followed by a dangerous, perhaps fatal, reaction.