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Dr. Quinney

Indian Physician



1860 A Narrow Escape

08 02 Last Thursday morning, the 26th ult., two small boys, the sons of Mr. Steinfeld, accidentally fell into the river, under the west end of Main Street Bridge. They were first discovered by a daughter of Mr. Jacob Jussen, who immediately gave the alarm and called for help. Carl, a lad about eight years old, was immediately rescued by Mr. W. D. Sproesser, but the other, Henry, about a year younger, went down where the water was near six feet deep. One or two who were first on the ground made unsuccessful attempts to get him by diving, but he remained there until Frederick Karst took him out. As near as we can ascertain, he was in the water from six to eight minutes. When taken out he appeared lifeless. Fortunately, Mr. Edward Johnson, Dr. Quinney, an Indian physician, Mr. A. Baum, Mr. T. Dervin and others were present, who instantly began the work of resuscitation. WD


1861 To the Afflicted Public

07 11 Dr. J. Q. Quinney A Botanic Physician

Having recently located himself in this city, offers his professional services to all the afflicted who may take the trouble to call at his office on Lot Five in Block Twenty-seven in the Fourth Ward, where he may be consulted free of charge.


I am fully persuaded that there are thousands suffering from various diseases and who are, perhaps, left to consider themselves past cure, who could avail themselves of my advice and prescriptions, by the use of my remedies, might be restored to health. Many physicians fail to ascertain the real cause of disease, and because their remedies do not affect the desired object, they pronounce their patients nervous, and advise them to take no more medicine and nature will recruit and they will soon be well. In numerous instances the entire system of the sufferer is saturated, as it were, with drugs and mineral poison, and in such cases the only hope for him is to follow the advice, let it alone to the letter, for good health cannot follow their use.


I will mention some of the many symptoms which characterize that class of patients: There is a weakness of the spine, and some so effected have been treated for spinal disease, when in reality the disease was deeper seated. The nerves are weak, heat on the top of the head, feeling all gone at the pit of the stomach, coldness of the extremities, sometimes hot flashes and a general debility of the whole system. The symptoms vary in different stages of the disease, but in most cases the bowels are irregular, the stomach weak and a lack of tone throughout the entire physical organization.


I treat chronic diseases and female weakness, irregularities, etc., with great success.


And the fatal consequences of neglect in cases of this kind bids me urge upon all the necessity of immediate attention to the subject. Great numbers have been benefitted, many cured within the past year in this and other states, whom I have not seen, but have written to me stating their symptoms, and to whom I have sent medicine. But a thorough recovery would be much more certain were I to see each patient, examine them with care, ascertain their symptoms, and prescribe according to all the indications of disease. All who may take the trouble of calling upon me at my office in Watertown will, I trust, never have reason to regret that they have done so. I will not administer medicines in any case where it is unnecessary, and all remedies which I employ are of the mildest character.


Watertown, July 11, 1861