Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Malpractice at Rutland.Date: December 17 1860
Newspaper published in: Albany, NY
The Rutland Herald has the following paragraph. We should say it was time this roving "Doctor" ceased his experiments, or was arrested:
A notice of the death of Mr. Chauncey S. SWAIN, of this village, appears under our obituary head this week. Mr. SWAIN had been deaf from childhood in consequence of a disorder in the ear, which was brought on by canker-rash, and which caused frequent discharges of matter from the ear. Anxious to have this cured and his hearing restored, Mr. S., not long since, placed himself under the treatment of a physician who was temporarily stopping in this place, (but whose name we have failed to get) and received from him a preparation to put into the ear, which, on being applied according to directions, stopped the discharges and drove the disease upwards into the head, causing death in a few days. These are the particulars, as related to us, and we have no reason to doubt that they are correct. We understand this same practitioner has had a similar case in West Rutland, which resulted also in death. Mr. SWAIN leaves a wife and two children. He was a machinist by trade, and was universally respected and esteemed in this community.