The truss shown here is for a severe case of right-side Groin or Scrotal Rupture. Has Automatic-Acting Holding or Rupture Pad on the ruptured side, and a free-acting Protection Pad on the side not ruptured, thus protecting the well side against strains, etc.
For Double Groin Rupture, another Holding Pad would be fitted where the Protection Pad is shown here.
The Cluthe Automatic Holding Pads are made in over 115 different shapes and sizes, and are selected as the severity and nature of each case may demand.
We determine the true nature and real needs of the case from the answers given to the questions on our Order blank, and then shape frame of truss so hips and spine will be left free from pressure, and select Rupture Pad or Pads of the right size and shape, and "set" or adjust the truss so it will be self-regulating in the way necessary to automatically seal the rupture opening to give proper support, and to hold the rupture properly in place.
The Special Advice You Get in Connection with the Cluthe Truss
In every case, we give our complete Professional Services.
[Sidenote: Like Being Under a Physician's Care]
Just as the physician gives thorough study and attention in connection with the medicine he prescribes.
Our Professional Service gives you knowledge of your trouble, based on Nature's laws, mechanical laws and common sense, which we have learned during our forty years of day-after-day experience.
As a part of our Professional Services, we give Special Instructions— confidential advice— based on the individual needs of each case.
This confidential advice has to do with your general health, the length of time you have been ruptured, and other conditions having a direct bearing on your rupture.
All this costs you nothing extra. And our Special Instructions and Advice are no trouble whatever to carry out.
Showing How the Cluthe Truss Can't Rub, Hug, Pinch, Squeeze, Chafe, Bind or Irritate
Cross Section View, showing how the frame of the Cluthe Truss doesn't press against the body at any point. The Cluthe Truss comes in contact with the body only at the rupture opening (where the Holding Pads support the rupture)— and at the rear, where the Suction Pads rest against the muscles of the rump.
While the frame doesn't press against the body, it fits so closely around the body that the truss won't "show" in any way under the clothes— no one can tell you have a truss on. Won't even "bulge" a woman's corset— won't interfere with the corset. Many acrobats wear this truss under their tights when performing, yet no one can see any sign of it.
Showing the Simplicity of the Automatic-Acting Rupture Pads and of the Massaging Device
Illustration at left shows Holding Pad in normal position.
When you cough or strain, your abdomen naturally expands, pushing upper end of pad (where finger points in illustration at right) outward, thus forcing the lower part of pad (where arrow points) in against rupture opening. Because of this automatic action of the Holding Pad, your rupture can never come out.
The simple mechanism shown on the inside of this pad— a device so small it would almost go in a watch case— is what makes the Cluthe Holding or Rupture Pad automatic in its action (self-adjusting, self-regulating).
And at the same time, this little device causes the Holding or Rupture Pad to give the strengthening massage to the weak ruptured parts— all automatically or mechanically, like the running of a watch. But— unlike a watch— this massaging device doesn't need to be wound up— never needs any attention whatever; and also unlike a watch, so strong and simple that it can never get out of order— never fail to work properly.
Forms and Conditions of Rupture
The illustrations on following pages show various stages of the four common varieties of abdominal Rupture.
Groin Rupture (Inguinal) is the most common form.
Scrotal Rupture (Inguinal) is simply a worse stage of Groin Rupture. The intestines have descended into the scrotum.
Navel Rupture (Umbilical) is that form in which the opening occurs at or near the navel.
Thigh Rupture (Femoral) is that form of rupture which appears at the upper part of the thigh.
Any of these forms of rupture may appear on the right or left side or on both.
Our experience has taught us that out of one hundred cases of rupture about eighty-six are Groin or Scrotal Rupture. Thirteen out of each hundred are about evenly divided between Thigh and Navel Rupture. And the remaining one may be one of several uncommon forms not mentioned here because they are usually the result of accident.
About half of the cases of rupture occur in childhood. But there are many cases which occur between the ages of 30 and 40. And it is a well known fact that two-fifths of such cases become Scrotal because of neglect, or because a truss is worn that does not keep the rupture from coming down.
All ruptures at the start are usually very mild in form. But if the ruptured parts are not held in place, the sac will gradually grow larger because of the failure to seal the originally small opening through which the intestines at first escape.
[Sidenote: Warn Those Recently Ruptured]
This is something about which you who have been ruptured any length of time, you who know how rupture gets worse if not properly taken care of, should warn any one you may know who has only recently been ruptured. You can save them years of suffering by telling them about the Cluthe Truss.
For it so often happens— due to the general ignorance about rupture— that newly ruptured people don't know their danger until too late. The rupture often gives so little trouble at first that they think it nothing to worry about. Or perhaps— also due to ignorance— they are ashamed to ask anyone's advice. So they go to a drug-store and get a worthless makeshift; and, of course, wearing the cheap contraptions sold by drug-stores, they soon find themselves in a serious state.
There are six conditions of rupture.
When the rupture can be pressed back into the abdomen by the ordinary manipulation of the fingers, it is a Reducible Rupture. This is the first condition, but without a proper truss it soon grows worse.
When only a part of the contents of the lump or rupture sac can be pressed back into the opening, it is known as a Partly Reducible Rupture. This condition is generally the result of neglect of the Reducible Rupture or the use of an improper truss.
When at times the contents of the lump or sac cannot be pressed back into the body with the hands, it is known as a Temporarily Irreducible Rupture. This temporarily irreducible condition can often be cured and always prevented from growing worse if the proper truss is fitted and worn.
The foregoing condition sometimes becomes so bad that it is known as Permanently Irreducible. But even then it can usually be controlled— prevented from growing worse— if the right kind of truss is worn.
The condition bordering on strangulation is known as Incarcerated Rupture. The only help for a person in this condition is an immediate operation.
The worst condition of rupture is the strangulated form. This is a condition where mortification has already set in. If an operation is not immediately resorted to, the sufferer will die.
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These illustrations show Groin Rupture as it first appears, and how it gradually grows worse and descends into the privates (both male and female) when neglected or not properly protected, as when a worthless truss or other appliance is worn which frequently or occasionally lets the rupture come out.
Figures 1, 2, and 3 show the first three stages of Groin Rupture.
Figure 4 shows Groin Rupture descended only to the privates.
Figures 5 and 6 show the rupture after it has descended into the privates.
Figures 7, 8, and 9 show advanced stages of Scrotal or Groin Rupture (getting worse all the time because not properly protected, because not kept from coming out) after it has descended into privates. (The different stages are the same in Females as in Males.)
Figure 10 shows Thigh or Femoral Rupture, which comes out on the upper part of thigh, just below the crease or depression between abdomen and thigh. Femoral Rupture never appears higher up— never appears in groin, and never descends into privates.
Figures 11 and 12 show two stages of Navel Rupture. (For Cluthe Navel Truss, see page 64.)
We make the Cluthe Truss with special Holding Pads that meet the requirements of every one of the foregoing conditions of Rupture, save Incarcerated and Strangulated. With the exception of these two forms we guarantee that the perfect truss with Automatic Massage Treatment will constantly hold any rupture in place.
Navel or Umbilical Rupture (which appears at or near the navel) demands immediate treatment.
[Sidenote: Navel (Umbilical) Rupture]
Neglect or Mal-Treatment is liable speedily to treble the size of the rupture.
We make a special Cluthe Navel Truss which has never in any case failed to improve the condition from the moment it was applied.
Our Navel Truss does not bind the abdomen— allows perfect freedom— is light, clean and comfortable even in the hottest weather.
It is the only successful holder for Navel Rupture— the only one that supports the overhanging weight in front without the use of torturing elastic fabrics.
Cases of Navel Rupture demand special care, for hardly any two are alike. So we cannot prescribe for Navel Rupture until we know your condition.
Simply write us stating whether the rupture can be fully reduced. If it can't, give size of part that cannot be reduced.
If none of the forms of Navel Rupture shown on the order blank seems to be about the size of your rupture, and in the same location, please mark on the picture as nearly as you can the size and location of your rupture.
On receipt of such report, we shall advise you as to the appliance needed, and its price.
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[Sidenote: After Operations]
For recurrence of Rupture after an operation, we make the Cluthe Truss with special frames and pads. For the requirements in each case are usually different.
Simply fill out the order blank, and we will tell you just what you need, and the price.
Let Us Send You A Cluthe Truss On 60 Days' Trial
Won't Cost You a Single Cent if You Don't Get Better
We don't ask you to risk a single cent of your money in finding out what a Cluthe Truss can do for you.
We have so much faith in our truss— we know what it has done for so many others— that we are willing to make a Cluthe Truss, as explained below, especially for your case, and let you wear it sixty days on trial.
Think of that, Reader! When you get a truss at a drug-store or truss dealer's, the only chance you have to make a test is while trying the Truss on.
But the sixty days' trial we allow you certainly gives you plenty of time to make an absolutely thorough test— plenty of time to see whether the truss is doing any good— plenty of time to make sure that, with this truss on, your rupture can't come out— plenty of time to prove the wearing and water-proof qualities of our truss.
Sixty days is longer than lots of trusses or "appliances" would last!
[Sidenote: 60 Days Is Longer Than Lots of Trusses Would Last]
Longer than you could stand to wear any truss which pinches or squeezes or hurts in any way!
We'll protect you by giving you our signed guarantee (this paragraph in itself is a guarantee) that this truss will keep your rupture from coming out and improve your condition when put on and worn according to our simple directions; guarantee it to prevent protrusion, not for just a few minutes at a time, but for all day long, including when you are working, exercising, taking a bath or swim.
If, after fair trial— whether at the end of ten days, thirty days or sixty days— you find that the truss isn't holding your rupture, isn't helping you, simply let us know what the trouble is and if we can't correct it we'll promptly refund your money.
Our willingness to let you try a Cluthe Truss sixty days entirely at our risk is the best proof in the world of its merits.
We could never afford to send you a Cluthe Truss on such a long trial if there were any likelihood that it wouldn't prove beneficial, any likelihood that you would want to return it.
But the Cluthe Truss has been put to the test so many times, including hundreds of seemingly hopeless cases, that we know our faith in our truss is justified.
[Sidenote: Benefits 199 Out of Every 200]
Counting all the thousands of people who have placed themselves in our care, our records show that the cases in which a trial of the Cluthe Truss failed to prove beneficial have averaged only one out of each two hundred.
A really remarkable record. For among the people who have tried the Cluthe Truss, among those cured by it, are hundreds who had been ruptured over 50 years. Note letters in back of book and the 5,000 names you'll find in "Your Neighbor's Word."
The law of averages always holds good; it is one of the most certain things in the world.
And when 199 out of every 200 who have tried this truss were benefited, and many of them cured, you can see that there are mighty few people who can't expect a Cluthe Truss to do them a lot of good.
Bear in mind that we aren't claiming that every one who has tried a Cluthe Truss has been completely cured by it. We would rather err by claiming too little than claim too much. Even a common cold, about the simplest of all human ailments, can't always be cured, can't always be so much as relieved or checked; that is why a cold, in spite of everything that can be done, so often develops into pneumonia, bronchial trouble, etc.
But we do stand back of the Cluthe Truss with an absolute guarantee that it will keep the rupture from coming out, enable you to work without danger, and result in improvement. Surely no man can expect a stronger guarantee, especially after what many have gone through with other trusses.
Note that our guarantee is in plain, straightforward language— you know exactly what it means— no evasions, no subterfuges— an iron-clad and absolutely legal guarantee.
[Sidenote: Our Guarantee Protects You Absolutely]
It is nothing like the tricky, hoodwinking guarantees which so many other concerns give. Beware of a so-called guarantee which merely reads "This truss fully guaranteed." A guarantee— as any lawyer will tell you— isn't worth the paper it's printed on unless it guarantees something specific, such as holding. And it gives you no protection unless it guarantees your money back in case of failure.
But our Guarantee is a positive Money-Back Guarantee.
If the Cluthe Truss fails to "make good," then we will "make good" by refunding your money.
You don't need to worry about that for a minute. No one dependent on the good will of the public could remain in business as long as we have, now over 40 years, and constantly gain new friends through the old, unless every customer received a square deal. Dishonesty would have driven us out of business long ago.
We believe that our reputation for absolute fairness and honesty is as firmly established among people who have had dealings with us as the reputation of Wanamaker's or Marshall Field's.
We are so seldom asked to refund money that it would be the height of folly to risk injuring our reputation for the sake of the few dollars represented by a Cluthe Truss or even a thousand trusses.
If we were selling automobiles or shoes or hardware, our honesty would be taken for granted. But there has been so much trickery in the sale of trusses and other things for rupture that it is only in justice to ourselves that we mention our reputation.
[Sidenote: Your Money Simply Held on Deposit]
Remember that we protect you at every point. And our interest in your case won't cease until we know you are getting along all right; you'll always find us ready at any time to do everything within our power.
So don't let another day go by without trying this truss, this truss which has done wonders for others.
Remember that all money you pay is simply held on deposit until you have made the 60-day test.
If you have any doubts about our responsibility, have your local bank look us up in Bradstreet's or Dun's.
See How Little it Costs to Get Relief
If you had to pay for the world of good a Cluthe Truss does, the price would be many times higher.
But we charge only for the materials and time which go into the truss, plus a legitimate profit.
There is nothing fancy about a Cluthe Truss, for you don't wear a truss for ornament. But the minute you see it, you will know you are getting your money's worth.
It is the strongest truss ever made— and at the same time the lightest; also the cleanest, neatest-looking.
Made of the best materials we can buy— materials which will last.
So well made that the cost of making a single part— such as one of the Holding Pads, the massaging device or the self-adjusting feature— is greater than the cost of making most other trusses complete.
So strongly made and so simply made that there is nothing about it likely to get out of order.
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[Sidenote: About Prices]
We make the Cluthe Truss or Cluthe Automatic Massager in two grades.
Both are precisely the same in principle and in action.
Both are fully guaranteed to hold your rupture securely.
Both are perspiration-proof and both water-proof. The Cluthe Truss— either grade— is the only truss made that you don't have to remove while taking a bath or swim and that insures perfect holding at such times as well as at all other times.
Our Grade A is the best wearing truss— the most durable truss made. If you get this truss, you'll probably never need to pay out another dollar on account of your rupture.
Frames and pads are both covered with water-proof Vulcanized Rubber (unless you prefer water-proof Cushion Holding Pads).
And now note that the Cluthe Truss costs little or no more than many other kinds which are nothing but makeshifts.
The price of Grade A, for single rupture, is $12. For double rupture, $14.
Grade B, for adults with hip measurements 28 inches or larger, is $9 for a single rupture. For double rupture, $11.
For children, up to 27 inches hip measurements, this grade for single rupture is $6. For double rupture, $8.
[Sidenote: Only $9 to $14]
Grade B will outlast a dozen ordinary trusses. But it isn't as durable as Grade A. The frame is covered with special Waterproof Casing.
Holding Pads on Grade B Truss are the same as on Grade A— vulcanized rubber or water-proof Cushion Pads.
We advise Grade A, simply because this is more durable.
Both grades are for Groin or Scrotal Rupture only. For Navel Rupture, or After Operation, see page 64.
In fitting either grade, we give equal attention and care— give you our complete Professional Services, special instructions and our confidential advice.
And on both grades give you sixty days' trial and the protection of our money-back-guarantee.
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The prices quoted here are for Mail Order Fitting only. Our charges for Fitting by appointment at the Institute will be furnished upon request. Previous appointment for personal fitting at the Institute is absolutely necessary.
Our terms are Amount with Order. As explained elsewhere the amount is simply held on deposit until you have made thorough trial of the truss.
Don't Let Yourself Keep on Getting Worse
There's no Better Time Than Right Now to Put the Cluthe Truss to a 60 Days' Test
Don't wait till the last minute— don't wait till your rupture makes you absolutely helpless— don't wait till good-for-nothing trusses cripple you up so you can scarcely drag around at all— don't wait till it's too late for a Cluthe Truss, an operation or anything else to save you.
Don't cheat yourself out of making a sixty-day test of the Cluthe Automatic Massaging Truss— don't rob yourself of this chance to get relief without having to risk a single cent of your money.
Even though you may think your condition is hopeless, don't let that keep you from trying a Cluthe Truss— don't let anything whatever keep you from finding out what this truss can do for you.
[Sidenote: You'll Begin to Get Better Right Away]
Unless you are far worse off than most others who have tried this truss, you'll begin to get better from the day you put a Cluthe Truss on.
You'll have nothing more to worry about— you can work your hardest every day in the week— take any kind of exercise— take your bath or swim, etc.— all without the slightest danger of forcing your rupture out.
[Sidenote: No More Torturing Harness]
And no belt, band or springs around the waist, no leg-straps, no pressure on the spine or the pelvic bone. Nothing that can squeeze, pinch or bind, nothing that can heat, chafe, itch or cut the skin, nothing that can irritate in any way.
Constant holding every minute of the day, and day after day, and the soothing, strengthening, invigorating massage which the Cluthe Truss automatically gives, will soon make a new man of you.
We won't accept your order, won't take your money, if we don't think, after making a study of your case from the particulars you give when ordering, that a trial of our truss will prove beneficial to you.
Your rupture will prove far worse than the average man's, your condition worse than that of 199 out of every 200 who have tried this truss, if the Cluthe Truss doesn't do you a lot of good.
Just give a few minutes attention to the 5,000 voluntary endorsements of the Cluthe Truss which you'll find in "Your Neighbor's Word"— See how many of the people whose names and addresses you'll find there live right in your own town or county or state.
Read a few of the letters— all voluntarily written— which we print at the back of this book. See how many very severe cases have been completely cured by the Cluthe Automatic Massaging Truss— many of them cases of from thirty to fifty years standing— many of these people cured (while working, remember) in from three to ten months— many of them cured after everything else, including operation, had proved utterly useless.
There isn't a single reason in the world for condemning yourself to drag through even another month with your rupture everlastingly bothering you—
And not a single reason for longer enduring the curse of wearing a truss which is doing no good or which hurts so it keeps you in constant misery.
[Sidenote: Why Remain a Victim of Good-for-Nothing Trusses?]
Every day that you remain at the mercy of a truss which either occasionally or frequently lets your rupture come out is simply a day of danger.
You can gain nothing whatever by waiting— by trying to get along without a Cluthe Automatic Massaging Truss.
And you risk nothing whatever— not a single cent— by testing the Cluthe Truss on sixty days' trial.
Better make the test right now— if you put it off you simply face the danger of getting worse all the time.
Chas. Cluthe & Sons CLUTHE RUPTURE INSTITUTE Bloomfield, New Jersey (A Suburb of New York City)
How to Order
First decide which Grade of the Cluthe Truss you want to try. (See pages 68 and 69.)
And please don't forget to enclose the necessary amount with your order. (This amount, as explained elsewhere, will simply be placed to your credit and held as a deposit in your name while you are testing the truss on 60 days' trial.)
The best way to send the amount is to get a draft at your bank, or get a Post Office Money Order or Express Money Order. If currency is sent, be sure to register your letter.
In ordering, please use the Information or Order blank which we enclose with this book. Be sure to sign your name plainly, and give your full address.
Be careful to write out plainly as you can a full and complete answer to each of the simple questions we ask on the Order blank— remember that your answers guide us in determining the requirements of your case, the size and shape of Holding Pad or Pads, the amount of support you need, and the point at which to "set" or adjust the truss so it will automatically give the right amount of support or holding power.
If there is any further information you want to give us, write it in the space under "Remarks" on the Order blank, or on a separate piece of paper.
If you happen to mislay the order blank, just use a separate sheet of paper for writing out your answers to the questions given below. (Instead of taking the trouble to write out both questions and answers, merely give the answers alone, and number the answers 1, 2, 3, etc., to agree with the corresponding question.)
These Questions are the Same as on Order Blank
1. Which of the figures shown on pages 62 and 63 most resembles your Rupture, when fully out— On your right side? On your left side? 2. Give measurement around naked body in direct line over place where rupture first comes out. 3. Male or female? 4. Age? 5. Height? 6. Weight? 7. Occupation, and does your work require heavy lifting? 8. Where is your rupture located? (State whether right, left, or both sides, or at navel.) 9. If on both sides, which is worse and which harder to hold? 10. When rupture is out how does it compare in size to pigeon's, hen's, or goose egg? (If two ruptures, give size of each.) 11. Has your difficulty been to get a Truss to hold? 12. If male, does your rupture descend INTO the scrotum? 13. If unsuccessfully operated on for rupture— or if rupture is result of an operation— mark on a rough sketch or on a trace of the figure most resembling your rupture the comparative location of incision. 14. How many years ruptured?
Address Chas. Cluthe & Sons, Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Prominent Arkansas Physician Cured of Rupture of 49 Years Standing in 8 Months by Cluthe Truss
With pleasure I beg to submit the following facts in my own case at which I was greatly surprised. I am 53 years old, and was badly ruptured when 4 years old, on both right and left sides. The right side rupture failed to be held by any and all kinds of trusses until I put on a Cluthe Truss. I can now remove the truss and feel no symptoms of Hernia. Now, how is this for a cure in eight months? I take pleasure, as a physician and surgeon, in recommending the Cluthe Truss to any and all sufferers from Hernia. I have fitted Cluthe Trusses on four other patients, three of whom are already well and the fourth greatly improved. You have my permission to use this testimonial as you please, and I hope it may be the means of others, suffering from rupture, resorting at once to a Cluthe Truss.
October 4, 1911. J. H. SPURGEON, M.D., Aurora, Ark.
From a Prominent New York Plumber
After trying a drug store truss and a strap without getting either to hold my rupture, which was getting larger all the time, I tried a Cluthe Truss, which has worked wonders in my case. In my work as a plumber I have to get into every conceivable position, often tie up in a knot, as it were, but my Cluthe Truss never failed; never shifted a fraction of an inch. I often go without my truss without the slightest sign of rupture or feeling of weakness. After what I suffered and considering the size of my rupture before I was lucky enough to hear of you, you can realize how strongly I can recommend anyone ruptured to send for a Cluthe Truss and save the money he would waste in buying any of the makeshifts.
HUGH J. BRADY, December 22, 1911. 863 Sixth Ave., New York City.
This Man, 72 Years Old, Cured in a Few Months by Cluthe Truss While at Work
When I was first ruptured I bought a truss and tried to wear it. This was fitted by a local dealer time and time again— but I could not wear it. I then tried another local dealer with the same result. I was then induced to try another truss but could not get any relief. Then, I noticed your advertisement. It seemed impossible to me then that you could do by measurement, which I was to send you, what the local dealers could not do when I was personally present. However, I did send for your truss, expecting only to get a truss that I could wear with comfort. I wore it some months— after a while I would forget to put it on, and would go for a day or two without it. Each time I would go longer without it— then some weeks I discarded it entirely. I consider that I am entirely cured of my rupture. I cannot express to you how grateful I am to you and without solicitation on your part I am writing you this letter to show you my appreciation of your efforts. I am now 72 years of age, a mason by occupation and am working every day.
J. F. BYAM, October 12, 1911. 701 Cherry St., Rome, N.Y.
This Man from Missouri Quickly Cured by Cluthe Truss
I gladly testify to convince people suffering from rupture that the Cluthe Truss was a sure cure in my case. Experience has convinced me that if anyone ruptured will apply a Cluthe Truss according to the directions it means positive relief, and the only hope for a cure. I cannot recommend the Cluthe Truss too highly.
CHAS. BECKER, October 5, 1911. 3730 Marcus Ave., St. Louis, Mo.
Ruptured for Years— Tried Cluthe Truss— Cured in Two Months
I had worn several kinds of trusses, which did me no good, but, on the contrary, made me worse all the time. I saw your truss advertised and sent for one to try. I felt better at once. I had suffered for years before, and wore the Cluthe Truss a little over two months; then I did not need a truss any more. Now, I feel all right, and if anyone wants to know what the Cluthe Truss can do for rupture refer them to me, and I will truthfully tell them what it has done for me.
OREN BACON, November 3, 1911. R.F.D. No. 12, Erin Road, Medina, N.Y.
Cannot Say Too Much for the Cluthe Truss, which Completely Cured His Rupture
I am more than glad to recommend your truss at any time. I cannot do too much for the Cluthe folks. My rupture is a complete cure and I have you to thank for it.
ALEXANDER BRINK, October 5, 1911. Matamoras, Pa.
Cured of as Bad a Scrotal Rupture as Anyone Ever Had
I take pleasure in informing you that the Cluthe Truss cured me of as bad a Scrotal Rupture as anyone ever had. I thank you for what you have done for me.
HENRY B. PALMER, December 3, 1911. 15 5th St., Glens Falls, New York.
This Man 70 Years Old Cured by Cluthe Truss
I am glad to add my testimony as one who has been cured by the Cluthe Truss. I did not get one with the expectation of being cured, as my rupture was very bad, and I was 70 years of age. I would advise any person, be they young or old, who are afflicted with rupture, not to delay trying a Cluthe Truss and no other, for I have tried many of the others and found them of no good.
STEPHEN E. BURGESS, December 2, 1911. Canning, N.S., Canada.
This New York City Man has had No Need for Trusses for 2 Years
My troublesome rupture was perfectly held in place from the day I wore my Cluthe Truss until I found it unnecessary to longer wear the truss, and I have not had a truss on for nearly two years. I consider the Cluthe Truss the best in the world and I am glad to testify as per the above.
FRED. M. WILLIAMS, c/o W. D. Power & Co., 601 West 33rd St., New York City. December 22, 1911.
Rupture Now Cured and has No More Need of a Truss
I have no more need of a truss of any kind, for I am entirely cured of my rupture, and the Cluthe Truss did it. You can use this if it will help anyone else afflicted the same as I was. I haven't worn my truss for some time.
L. H. WALCUTT, December 29, 1911. 509 E. Oak St., Masillon, Ohio.
This Arkansas Man Cured by Cluthe Truss After Suffering 20 Years
I cheerfully recommend the Cluthe Truss to anyone suffering from rupture. It is the only one I have ever seen, had or heard of that does the work thoroughly. I am practically cured of my rupture through using the Cluthe Truss, after having suffered for 20 years. It is because it is the only truss that will absolutely prevent the rupture from coming down.
W. B. CURTIS, October 2, 1911. Haynes, Ark.
Cluthe Truss Saves These Two from Surgeon's Knife
My wife was saved from the knife after a wild midnight ride to the House of Mercy in an ambulance. We can never say too much for the Cluthe Truss. My wife was ruptured for 11 years and suffered great pains at times. We are both nearly cured. She has worn her Cluthe Truss since June of this year and I have worn mine since last Christmas. Many thanks to the Messrs. Cluthe for their wonderful truss.
MR. AND MRS. D. CHAMBERLAIN, September 26, 1911. 272 So. Dalton Road, Pittsfield, Mass.
A Man 79 Years Old Practically Cured in 3 Months
I have worn your truss about three months and it is worth its weight in gold. I believe I am cured. I forgot to put the truss on different occasions and did not notice my rupture or feel the slightest weakness. I am working every day. The other trusses I wore only made me worse. I shall still wear my Cluthe Truss— I would not take any chances just now. I shall be pleased to recommend it to everyone ruptured.
JOSEPH DOBINSON, 381 Harvard St., Cambridge, Mass. October 10, 1911.
Soon Cured and Never Used Truss Since
I verily believe that your truss is the best of all the trusses made, for after less than a year's use of the Cluthe Truss I laid it away and never had to use any truss since. Hoping that all who have suffered as I have in the past from rupture may find relief from this terrible affliction.
J. C. DE MOTT, 5 West Long Ave., Du Bois, Pa. October 3, 1911.
New Lease of Life for This Man
I found the Cluthe Truss as different from all other trusses as a scientific balance is to a vise. I am 70 years old and have always been unable to take long walks, but the first Sunday I had your truss I walked a mile to my house and felt so good that I walked three miles more. Prior to getting your truss I could not walk half a dozen city blocks without great distress. I wish you great success towards suffering mankind.
JOHN DIVINE, 1238 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. September 6, 1911.
Had Probably the Largest Display of Trusses before He Tried the Cluthe, Which Alone Holds
Some months ago I was induced to make just one more venture in buying trusses. I admit that I had but mighty little faith, in fact I was well nigh discouraged. I had probably the finest and largest display of trusses of any man in the country, but none of them would hold my right side rupture. How thankful I am I tried just once more, and bought the Cluthe Truss! It holds splendidly and is so easy to wear that it gives me no trouble whatever.
H. C. VANDERHOEF, Belmont, New York. December 19, 1911.
Man 76 Years Old Cured
My rupture has been entirely cured by the Cluthe Truss, and I have been without a truss for over a year. What this means, I alone can appreciate, as I am 76 years old.
CHAS. A. STEIN, 210 Catharine St., Elizabeth, New Jersey. December 22, 1911.
Tried All Remedies; Only the Cluthe Could Cure Him
After suffering 5 years from rupture and trying all the remedies and trusses I could get (all of them failed) finally I ordered a Cluthe Truss, and now I am entirely well. I cannot find words to praise the Cluthe Truss high enough. Thanks to you for the benefits enjoyed from the best thing ever made for rupture.
ELISHA A. HARTMAN, Terre Alta, W.Va. December 19, 1911.
This Brooklyn, N.Y., Man Cured
Let ruptured people know that the Cluthe Truss cured me of my rupture, and that I now have no need for a truss of any kind.
GEORGE DIEFENBACHER, 90 Fountain Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. December 22, 1911.
Now Well and Strong as She Ever Was
I want to thank you for your help. Your Cluthe Truss has cured me completely. I am as well and strong as I ever was. You may use this, for I think anyone afflicted as I was would consider it a great blessing to know how to be cured without an operation.
MRS. WALTER De LONG, 814 North Cherry St., Galesburg, Ill. March 28, 1911.
Practically Cured in a Few Months
My rupture is cured, thanks to your truss. I could take my truss off now, but I am going to keep it on a little while longer.
D. M. DAUGHERTY, 532 So. Fairview St., Lock Haven, Pa. October 4, 1911.
No More Need for Trusses Now
After wearing truss about six months I found I did not need it any more and have used none since. From your grateful friend,
ISAAC H. ELLIOTT, Waterbury, Vt. October 29, 1911.
This Texas Engineer Gets Instant Relief by Cluthe Truss After Suffering 35 Years
I would not take one thousand dollars and do without your truss if I could not get another exactly like it. I was ruptured July 6, 1876, and have bought all kinds of trusses and things for rupture— but could never get one to hold me. My rupture had just about put me down and out, but now I can ride, lift, do any kind of work, get into all positions and the Cluthe Truss keeps me held without the slightest discomfort. Just think of it— I had suffered since the year 1876 and only since I have had my Cluthe Truss did I get any relief. I am a railroad engineer and train man, a member of the B. of L.F. and E. and I am well-known over much of Texas and Mexico. I cannot make my recommendation too strong.
O. R. ERWIN, Mabank, Tex. September 30, 1911.
Practically Cured— Recommended Friend Delighted
My rupture has not been out since I got my Cluthe Truss. Sometimes I have taken off my truss and walked around but do not see any indication of the rupture coming out. I suffered so much wearing ordinary trusses, which made my rupture larger and larger, that I do not feel like doing without your truss yet. I consider myself cured but my truss feels so good I do not go out without it. Through my recommendation a friend got one of your trusses and he is delighted.
W. W. GARDNER, West Paris, Maine. October 4, 1911.
Gained 60 Pounds Since Cluthe Truss Cured His Rupture
The Cluthe Truss positively cured me of a very bad rupture. I have gained 60 pounds since I was cured and am now in the best of health.
W. H. KAMMERER, 3842 N. 6th St., Philadelphia, Penn. January 6, 1912.
Considers Cluthe Truss More Than a Success in His Case
I have worn about all kinds of things for rupture that have been made during the last 25 years and have spent lots of money on them, and can truly say I never had a moment's let-up of pain until I wore a Cluthe Truss. After making the readjustment you advised I would not know I was ruptured, the Truss has been so comfortable. Mine is a severe case of rupture, being quite large. Before I got your truss, my rupture would at times keep me in bed for days at a time.
There is only one trouble with people who are ruptured. They are wrongly advised and fly to a druggist and buy a truss like a cigar (I have bought lots of them that way). Then they think all trusses are alike. When I read your advertisement, I had no more faith in you than in any of the rest of them that sell trusses under all sorts of different names. The result of my transaction with you, however, is that I consider that I drew a prize in my Cluthe Truss, and I want to say that you are the first Truss men that ever lived up to their agreement that I ever found.
Your truss has held me from the day I received it, April 20, 1911. I could not walk a quarter of a mile before I got it, and could lift no more than a hod of coal. After I had the truss two weeks I could carry a barrel of flour. I have done my garden digging, mowed a lawn, and even raised a 30 ft. ladder all alone. It would take more than a thousand dollars to-day to buy my Cluthe Truss if I couldn't get another like it— that is how I value it. Before I tried your truss my body was full of callous places, made so by the other appliances I wore, but they are all gone now, thanks to the Cluthe Truss. I feel better to-day than I ever have in years. I have written you to some length, but I do it with pleasure.
JOHN C. BAILEY, 75 John St., Newport, R.I. January 1, 1912.
Counts Himself Lucky in Having Heard of Cluthe Truss
I can assure you I count myself lucky in having answered your advertisement, which I saw in an old paper, for I owe my present cure to you, and I thank you heartily. I will be glad to speak a word of recommend whenever possible, for I know you are doing good work for humanity.
WALTER FRANSEEN, Woodhull, Ill. October 13, 1911.
Now Safe and Sound and Needs No Truss
I wish to say that your truss has effected a permanent cure of my rupture. I have lately gone without my Cluthe Truss without the slightest trouble or inconvenience.
LOUIS FRIDAY, 4 Steuben St., Schenectady, N.Y. October 13, 1911.
Believes He is Cured by Cluthe Truss
I believe I am cured, but as I am doing heavy work I am not going to take the chance just yet to prove it, until I have lighter work to do.
JAMES W. GRANT, Creede, Colo. September 26, 1911.
Worst Ruptured Man in Town Completely Cured in 5 Months
Have been thinking for some time about writing you, how the truss I got of you last April was working. I am happy to inform you that I could throw the truss off altogether without any danger of my rupture coming out. It was said that I was the worst ruptured man in town. It was almost as large as a cocoanut— I could not get a truss that would hold it up. I could not go anywhere, I was in pain most of the time. The doctor told me I could never get a truss that would hold me. Several times my daughter went to the 'phone to call the doctor to operate on me, but the Cluthe Truss saved my life. I would have paid any money for it. I recommended your truss to my brother-in-law and received a letter from him yesterday in which he says that it is the best investment he ever made. What I write you I can truthfully tell to anyone ruptured. You can use this letter as you see fit.
J. H. GODDARD, 747 E. Main St., Ravenna, Ohio. October 4, 1911.
Glad to Pass This Cure on to Any One Afflicted
Before using the Cluthe Truss I had a rupture that was never in place. It troubled me in a great many ways, and it was also very sore at times. I had to put my hand in my pocket and push the rupture back into place repeatedly during the day, and glad to state that the Cluthe Truss cured this troublesome rupture, and I am only too glad to pass your cure on to some person who is afflicted as I was.
WM. HUNTER, 101 Cleveland St., Central Falls, R.I. October 20, 1911.
This Man Cured by Cluthe Truss After 14 Years of Suffering
I can never forget the good the Cluthe Truss has done for me. After 14 years of suffering I tried the Cluthe Truss, which entirely cured me. It is now three years since I have worn any truss at all. It took your truss only one year to cure me and make a new man of me, after everything else I tried had failed.
DANIEL R. WRIGHT, Little Neck, L.I., New York. January 1, 1912.
Another of the Thousands of New Yorkers Cured by Cluthe Truss
I have not worn my Cluthe Truss since last June, and have been doing hard work and heavy lifting without even feeling the strain of work. In fact I feel just as if I had never been ruptured or worn a truss in my life.
LOUIS BERNET, 443 St. Ann's Ave., (Bronx), New York City. December 28, 1911.
Cluthe Truss the Only Relief After Suffering and Searching 35 Years
I had been ruptured all my life and am now 35 years old and never could get anything that would give me relief from my rupture sufferings until I got a Cluthe Truss. To-day I could go without my truss, because it has cured my rupture.
W. R. BUCK, Upper Marlboro, Md. October 4, 1911.
Cured by Cluthe Truss— His Rupture No Longer Appears
I will gladly do anything in my power to help another sufferer, that is why I can say to all that the Cluthe Truss is the easiest truss to wear I ever had, and I have tried many. My rupture has not appeared for the last two months, so the prospects are that I am cured.
ADAM BREHM, 609 No. Garfield Ave., Burlington, Iowa. September 29, 1911.
Has Not Worn a Truss for 2 Years and is as Sound as He Ever Was
The Cluthe Truss is the best thing for rupture that I ever heard of. It cured me of my rupture completely. I have not worn a truss of any kind for 2 years, and am as sound to-day as I ever was, all through the use of your truss.
JAMES H. RODENBOUGH, 162 Bayway St. Elizabeth, New Jersey. December 26, 1911.
The Cluthe Truss Entirely Cured Him
I wish to state that your truss has entirely cured my rupture. You may refer any person to me at my address.
H. CRANE, 26 Mynderse St., Schenectady, N.Y. October 19, 1911.
Has Not Needed or Worn Any Truss for Months
I have not had my Cluthe Truss on for the last 4 months, and my rupture has not shown or bothered me in the least. Your Truss has certainly cured my rupture. I had three other kinds of trusses before I got yours and could not wear any of them, because they hurt me so.
ERVIN S. COLE, R.F.D. No. 3, Norwich, N.Y. October 13, 1911.
Says Law Should Be Passed to Stop Sale of Drug Store Trusses
Your truss has cured me. At least my rupture never comes out when I have the truss off for 2 or 3 hours at a time. I think your truss is the only perfect device for rupture made. There ought to be a law passed prohibiting drug stores from selling those so-called trusses that don't hold or give a man a minute's peace.
J. C. HOUSEMAN, 813 No. 18th St., East St. Louis, Ill. October 26, 1911.
This Retired Railroad Man Cured by Cluthe Truss
Use my name in the hope that it may benefit some one afflicted as I was, but now restored.
H. B. HAMMON, Bristolville, Ohio. October 26, 1911.
Believes He is Cured After a Few Months Wear
I have not missed wearing my Cluthe Truss a day since I got it. I believe I am cured, but as I had so much trouble before I got your truss, I thought I would wear it a little longer, as it does not bother me in any way.
A. S. HOLLOMON, Trimble, Tenn. October 9, 1911.
Says Results Have Proved Good Judgment of His Faith in the Cluthe Proposition
I could not exaggerate the facts in connection with the great good secured to me from the use of the Cluthe Truss. I have had more pleasure in life since using your Truss than during all the 50 or more years before.
The very minute I read your proposition I knew you were on the square and onto your job and I made no mistake in my judgment.
CHAS. W. SHIVELL, c/o West Hotel, Minneapolis, Minn. November 18, 1911.
I have been wonderfully benefited, perhaps cured, by using the Cluthe Truss, and would suggest to every sufferer from rupture to throw away all other trusses and secure a Cluthe, as they cannot possibly make a mistake in its use. My truss is as good now as the day I received it from you.
J. C. HERSHBERGER, West Church St., Williamsport, Md. October 4, 1911.
Feels No Trouble Whatever from Either Rupture
I still wear the double truss I purchased last March. I think I am cured, as I feel no trouble whatever from either rupture, but the truss is so comfortable I have continued to wear it.
C. A. HAZEN, Woodsville, N.H. September 30, 1911.
This Newark, N.J., Man Cured of Worst Kind of Scrotal Rupture by the Cluthe Truss
Your great truss cured me of a scrotal rupture of the worst form, after years of suffering, having tried at least 20 other makes of trusses, etc., which did me no good except caused me more suffering. I wish you continued success in aiding suffering mankind.
F. A. ZIPF, 47 Tichenor St., Newark, New Jersey. December 29, 1911.
Cluthe Truss Freed Him From Pain at Once— Now Cured
I feel I am cured of my rupture but continue to wear the truss for protection. I never had any benefit whatever from any other appliances I ever tried. In regard to the Cluthe Truss, I feel as though I was in Heaven (as it were), as it freed me from pain at once.
JOHN B. TIGER, 829 E. Jersey St., Elizabeth, New Jersey. December 23, 1911.
The Cluthe Truss the Only Help He Found for His Rupture
I will gladly tell anyone suffering from rupture that I am more than pleased with my Cluthe Truss. Of all the things I have tried for my rupture, the Cluthe Truss is the only thing that ever helped me. I believe it will cure me entirely. I have not felt the slightest pain since I put the truss on.
W. F. BOSTEN, 1113 Oregon St., South Muscatine, Iowa. September 22, 1911.
Found Cluthe Truss a God-send
I have worn your best grade truss since last March. It has given me perfect satisfaction as well as to my friend, Mr. R. M., a man 82 years old, to whom I recommended your truss. Before I tried yours I wore one ordered by my physician. It caused me great suffering, and I was unable to do any lifting or stooping whatever. The doctor then informed me no truss could help me. I then happened to hear of the Cluthe Truss, which I ordered and has been a God-send to me. I am able to work every day. You can use this letter in any manner you see fit.
FRED A. HALBERT, 716 Logan St., La Crosse, Wis. September 26, 1911.
But for Cluthe Truss, Probably Would Not Have Lived to Write This
To be honest with you, I don't believe I would be here to write this if it had not been for the Cluthe Truss. Can truthfully say I have been wonderfully benefited, and feel as though my rupture is cured. I strongly advise all ruptured people to try the Cluthe Truss and be convinced.
E. E. JOHNSON, R.F.D. No. 2, Haviland, Kansas. October 3, 1911.
Prominent Saratoga, N.Y., Man Cured of Long-Standing Rupture in One Year
My case was a severe scrotal one, with ruptures on both the right and left sides. It had been in peril of my life for a number of years, receiving no relief from different trusses which I tried. Fortunately I learned of yours, and now after only a year's use, I am completely cured.
B. F. JUDSON, (Veteran of Civil War. Ex-postmaster of Saratoga Springs for 18 years. Publisher and proprietor of Daily "Saratogan" for 25 years.) Saratoga Springs, N.Y. October 6, 1911.
Was a Godsend to Him
The Cluthe Truss I purchased of you was a godsend to me. I found that it did all that you led me to believe it would do.
HERMAN LOHLEY, 4111 Humboldt Ave., Chicago, Ill. September 29, 1911.
Cured in Eight Months
I can truthfully say I am a well man. You may, with the greatest of pleasure, use my testimony it if will help anyone who is afflicted with rupture, and I will do all in my power to induce others that I know and suffer as I did before I was wise enough to try the Cluthe Truss. May God crown you in all your efforts, and give you great success.
F. DUDLEY KNAPP, Housatonic, Mass. November 3, 1911.
Cured His Rupture and also His Friends
In justice to you I will state that I am permanently cured, by use of your truss, and have not been very quiet in recommending your treatment to others similarly afflicted. A neighbor sent for your truss at my solicitation, and he tells me that he, too, is completely cured. We fully appreciate the great good you are doing.
A. W. KEDDIE, Quincy, Cal. October 4, 1911.
Nine Months of Cluthe Truss Comfort Cures This Man
I must thank you for all the good your truss has done me. Since wearing your truss, I have felt like a different man. I have worn it only nine months, and can truthfully say that I am completely cured of my rupture.
FREDERICK L. KLINGLER, Rexburg, Idaho. October 13, 1911.
This Missouri Doctor Cured
I believe my rupture is cured, although I have worn the Cluthe Truss only about three or four months. I have not lost a day out of the saddle since I received the truss. Before, I could only walk my horse with other trusses I wore, but with my Cluthe I could ride just as well as I could before I was ruptured. Yours is so perfectly easy one does not know one has it on. I will be seventy-three years old next month. I cannot speak too highly of your truss. I don't see how it could be improved upon. From my own personal experience, I would say that anyone ruptured who follows your simple directions, is on a quick road to complete recovery the moment he wears a Cluthe Truss.
DR. D. J. McCONNAHA, New Bloomfield, Mo. November 10, 1911.
This Oregon Man Cured
I am almost sure I am cured. Your truss is so easy that I feel lonesome lost unless I have it on. Consequently, I wear it most of the time. I tried five different kinds before I was fortunate enough to hear of the Cluthe Truss. I am doing a little missionary work for you all the time in appreciation of the great good your truss did for me.
C. E. MAXSON, Harrisburg, Ore. October 10, 1911.
Thinks Cluthe Cure a Great Thing
I think I am permanently cured. I cannot recommend your truss too strongly to anyone I know who has a rupture. Some of my neighbors have already sent to you for advice and treatment, and others will do so soon. I consider the Cluthe cure a great thing.
S. L. LEE, Quincy, Cal. November 21, 1911.
Quick Cure by Cluthe Truss
I have had my Cluthe Truss only two months, and believe I am cured right up. I can honestly say that your truss has done for me what no other truss ever did, that is hold the rupture up, and to think that it even cured me. Of course I shall continue to wear the truss some time, although no rupture shows when I leave the truss off. I believe your truss is sure to cure most people with rupture, if they would only buy it.
JAMES T. McDONALD, 45 St. Patrick St., Goderich, Ontario, Can. November 16, 1911.
Has Not Had to Wear Any Truss for Years
I am sure my rupture, which was cured by a Cluthe Truss, will never come out again, now after so long. I have been without pain for years. I have gladly recommended the Cluthe Truss at all times, for I know what wonders your truss did in my case.
JOHN M. McDONALD, 30 Union St., Dominion No. 1, N.S., Can. October 19, 1911.
Tried All Kinds, but Only the Cluthe Cured
I purchased your truss about eighteen months ago. It cured my rupture. Previously I had tried all kinds of trusses, but it remained for the Cluthe Truss to cure me. It is the only one worthy of the name.
JOHN McNAMARA, 861 West Main St., Greenfield, Ind. October 18, 1911.
This British Columbian Man Cured
I can go about without my truss, but I wear it at my work, as I feel safer with it on. I find it most comfortable.
THOMAS MILBURN, Victoria, B.C., Can. October 17, 1911.
Cured for Good
I cannot speak too highly of the Cluthe Truss. It has stood by me constantly while before I got your truss I could get nothing that would give me any relief. Yours has done the work, for I believe that the rupture is entirely healed.
FRANK MIXER, R.F.D. No. 1, Box 12, Whittier, Cal. October 13, 1911.
Practically Cured in Five Months
Your truss has done me more good in five months than all the others I wore before I got the Cluthe Truss. I put it on the 20th of May, and from that time to this the rupture never showed. I now know that my rupture is completely cured, because I have not worn the truss for weeks, and feel no weakness on account of not wearing it. Let any ruptured man know what I write here, hoping the Giver of Goodwill will always smile on me.
J. L. MOSS, Atwood, Ala. October 13, 1911.
Cluthe Truss Hangs in Closet While He Does His Work, Cured
I can truthfully say I am cured by the use of your truss. I believe it is the best truss ever invented by man. It did for me just what you said it would. My truss is now hanging up in a closet in my house, and I don't have to use it at all. Anyone can write to me if they don't believe what you say. So give this to the suffering people of this land, for why should it not do for thousands of others what it has done for me?
J. W. MITCHELL, Olympus, Texas. October 13, 1911.
Ruptured Ten Years; Cured by Cluthe Truss
I had suffered for ten years, and will admit that when I purchased your truss I did not expect it to cure me, for the reason that I had been disappointed by so many different makes or makers. I shall gladly recommend the Cluthe Truss to anyone that I shall come in contact with, who is suffering with a rupture.
E. SCOTT MORGAN, 5619 Georgia Ave., Washington, D.C. October 6, 1911.
Doctor Says in Six Months Will Be Entirely Cured
My ruptures are so now that they do not come down without the truss, but my doctor says to wear it for six months longer, and then I will be able to go without the truss altogether. I have only had the Cluthe Truss four months.
MRS. J. G. MILLER, 1104 7th Ave., Seattle, Wash. September 27, 1911.
Cluthe Truss Makes Him a Different Man
I do not know how to express my gratitude to you. Money could not buy my Cluthe Truss from me. My health is so much better and I feel so different than I used to before I purchased your truss. I was always afraid to go ahead and do any work, fearful of the consequences, but now I never think of it, for I feel absolutely safe. I am confident that if I knew about your truss sooner than I did, I would be a well man to-day.
CHARLES McDONALD, Sheridan, Ore. October 2, 1911.
Tried the Whole Category of Trusses, and Finds Only Cluthe Makes Good
It gives me much pleasure to state the truth about the Cluthe Truss. I found it the best truss I ever tried, for I have tried about the whole category of trusses, and no truss ever did me any real good until I purchased this one, which I have worn for about four months with comfort. I have not had a moment of trouble with my rupture since putting the Cluthe Truss on. I believe myself to be cured. I have worked hard all the time, doing work that I could not have done before I had my Cluthe Truss.
HUDSON MILLS, Hooser, Kan. October 3, 1911.
Almost Cured in Three Months
I am almost cured already, although I have worn the truss only three months. My rupture has not been out since I put the truss on. It certainly was a God-send to me when I got your truss, and I cannot recommend it too highly.
A. L. MYERS, Ilwaco, Wash. September 25, 1911.
Took Six Months to Cure This Rupture
I am glad to state that after wearing your truss since last February I feel I am cured to stay cured. As my work requires heavy lifting, I still use the truss while working, but at all other times I never have it on. I have not had to wear it for the last three months. The truss is just as good as the day I bought it.
O. NORBECK, 1079 17th Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. October 25, 1911.
Cured in Five Months
I purchased my Cluthe Truss last February, wore it five months, and have not had to wear any truss since. From the first day I put it on to this present day, the rupture has never been out or bothered me in any way, and I have done lifting and all kinds of heavy work all this time. So I have reason to feel sure I am cured.
CHARLES T. NASS, Robinsons Corner, N.S., Can. September 30, 1911.
Cluthe Truss Does What Physician Advises Only Surgical Operation Could Do
I have been so greatly benefited by your truss that I feel myself practically cured. I suffered sixteen years and tried many different trusses during that time. Physicians advised me to go through an operation. Your truss gave me relief the first day. I cannot speak too highly of if. I cannot recommend it too strongly to anyone afflicted.
ZEPHANIAH PARKS, R.F.D. No. 1, Saco, Maine. October 4, 1911.
Never Saw Rupture Since Wearing Cluthe Truss
My rupture has never come out since I got the truss, and I have often left my truss off all day without any signs of the rupture showing. Before I got the Cluthe Truss I suffered all the time, but yours gave me comfort from the moment I tried it.
JAMES NAYLOR, E. Arrow Park, B.C., Can. October 4, 1911.
Cured in Less than 4 Months
I have had your truss less than four months, and have been able to go without it for a week at a time, without the rupture coming down. So I think I am about cured, with many thanks to you.
W. H. NEAL, 136 Race Path St., Fayetteville, N.C. September 25, 1911.
Man Seventy-two Years Old Cured
I take pleasure in aiding all my friends who are ruptured. I am entirely cured, and do not need to wear a truss now. I am 72 years old. One man to whom I recommended the Cluthe Truss says he would not take $150 and be without his truss, if he could not get another. Use my recommendation any time.
J. A. PRICE, 906 Cruise St., Corinth, Miss. October 20, 1911.
This Case of Double Rupture Cured
Am writing you to let you know what your truss has done for me. My ruptures are both healed up perfectly sound. They do not bother me in the least. I cannot say enough for the Cluthe Truss. You have my permission to use this letter, and I would be glad to make affidavit to it, if you wished.
HIRAM PEIRCE, Watervliet, Mich. September 23, 1911.
Another of the Thousands of Kansans Cured by Cluthe Truss
I go weeks at a time without the truss, but when I am at heavy work I keep it on as a wise precaution. I would not take many times what it cost for it. I am more than satisfied with your treatment of my case.
W. E. CROWL, Riley, Kansas November 18, 1911.
I wish to say that I consider myself most fortunate in having heard of the Cluthe Truss. It has entirely cured me of my rupture.
ERNEST RUEMMELIN, Ashton, Rhode Island. October 23, 1911.
Never Spent any Money in His Life that Did Him So Much Good
I was ruptured for six years and never got anything that did me any good in that time till I got this truss from you. I tried everything I heard of before I got my Cluthe Truss. I am now about well, but I still wear the truss when doing heavy work. I never spent any money in my life that did me so much good.
CHARLES RILEY, Northspur, Cal. October 10, 1911.
Saved from an Operation, Costing at Least $300, by the Cluthe Truss
I am getting along finely. I have only worn the truss a few weeks and would not expect a cure of my case so soon. I work about fourteen hours a day, and am on my feet all day long. I never have the least trouble with the truss, and would not sell it for any money. It saved me from an operation costing at least $300. I wish you all the success you deserve.
JACK ROTH, Le Mars, Iowa. September 29, 1911.
Ohio Minister Cured
I still wear my Cluthe Truss, though I am cured, as it gives me no uneasiness or discomfort.
REV. A. N. SMITH, Van Buren, Ohio. October 19, 1911.
Prominent Arkansas Man Quickly Cured
It is only in justice to you, and a great pleasure to me that now after wearing your truss for 90 days, to say that I find my rupture back in place and that it does not come down without the truss. However, I have thought it best to wear it for a while longer, believing that my case, a double rupture of 50 years standing, is practically cured. I am 67 years of age, and during that time I have tried over 25 different trusses and treatments for rupture.
A. H. SOEKLAND, Ex-Postmaster of Stuttgart, Ark., and Past Department Commander G.A.R. of Arkansas, Stuttgart, Ark. October 13, 1911.
Only Real Device for Rupture Made in the World
I wish to state a few facts concerning your truss. It is the only real device for rupture made in the world. It cured me. I don't know what I would have done if I had not heard of the Cluthe Truss.
GEORGE STOREY, 17 West 4th St., Jamestown, N.Y. November 9, 1911.
Considers Cluthe Truss a Wonder
The truss I purchased from you about six months ago is a wonder. It has me about cured. You can use my name whenever and wherever you wish, and I will help any person that suffers with rupture anywhere in the city of Chicago or any other city, that writes me to verify this statement.
CHARLES C. SCHMIDT, 2275 Archer Ave., Chicago, Ill. October 3, 1911.
Cured In Seven Months While Indulging in Athletic Sports
I had tried several so-called trusses with poor results up to last May, when you fitted me, and I can positively state that from that day my rupture has not been down since. I indulge in athletic sports, in swimming and bathing and wore your truss in the water with no inconvenience whatever. I feel confident that I am now entirely cured of my rupture, and write this hoping that some afflicted brothers may take advantage of your grand invention. You may use the above for recommendation if you wish.
FRANK A. PLUNKETT, 25 Water St., New York City.
Absolutely Cured by the Cluthe Truss
About August, 1909, I began using your truss for rupture. With it life was not such a misery as all my other trusses had made it. Some months thereafter I took the truss off and found I was completely cured. And herewith greetings and heartfelt thanks, for I know your members to be great benefactors to suffering humanity.
Before I bought my Cluthe truss I was examined by two "doctors." One would cure me with the knife for $200 and $25 per week while in hospital, and the other, by injection, for $150, and he would also use some form of Spring truss.
You are at liberty to use these few words any way you wish.
D. A. ROSS, R.F.D. No. 3, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Doctor Who Was to Operate Calls It Perfect Cure by Cluthe Truss
I am perfectly cured by wearing one of your trusses. My rupture was as large as a goose egg, and was out all of the time. I put your truss on and kept it on for one hundred days, and when I took it off the rupture was all healed up and cured. The doctor who was going to operate on me called it a permanent cure.
CHARLES E. ROBERTS, 720 Calvert St., Rome, N.Y. October 6, 1911.
Proof of Permanency of Cure by Cluthe Truss
Please send me an order blank for a friend. It may interest you and others to know that I purchased a truss of you many years ago, which cured me.
L. E. DRAKE, Bellevue, Alta, Canada.
Cured by Cluthe Truss in 6 Months
Your Truss is all you claim for it. I have had the truss about six months and never had any symptom of trouble since then. I am now cured and will only be too glad for you to refer anyone to me for any reference you want. I tried many other trusses with no relief. Those afflicted should not delay in getting your truss.
G. P. LA FOLLETTE, 289 Edith Ave., Memphis, Tenn.
Blacksmith Cured While Doing His Work
I bought one of your trusses about eight months ago and am more than pleased with results. I have worked hard— even at horseshoeing— every day since I put the truss on, but in spite of all that it cured me of my rupture.
PHILIP POGREBA, Delano, Minn.
Cluthe Truss Cured This Californian 76 Years Old
I am glad to have the opportunity of letting the public know of the benefit I received from the truss purchased from you. It is all you claim for it, for my left rupture is now cured and the one on the right side almost well. I am past 76 years old but I felt all of ten years younger from the day I commenced using your wonderful truss. I shall be indeed glad to impart to those who suffer as I did, any information I can give regarding the Cluthe Truss.
W. L. NOTLEY, 63 Pearl St., Santa Cruz, Calif.
Now Over 81 Years Old— Was Cured by Cluthe Truss
My rupture is all well and the cure is complete, but I keep the truss on day and night because I am over 81 years old and might take a fit of sneezing. With many thanks for your kindness.
G. A. P. BRYANT, R.F.D. No. 1, Smyrna Mills, Maine.
This Chicagoan Cured in 3 Months
After I had worn your truss three months, I noticed that the rupture did not appear as formerly on retiring at night. An instance— my cat had a fit one night, I jumped out of bed very hurriedly, grabbed the cat, rushed down two flights of stairs and threw the cat out on the porch.
When I returned to my room I thought of the truss, not having thought to put it on before going downstairs— was overjoyed to find that there was no sign of the rupture; this was several months ago and there has been no return of the rupture since. Would be pleased to recommend the Cluthe Truss at any time.
ROBERT STEWART, Western Bank Note Co., 20th street and Indiana avenue, Chicago, Ill.
Cured by Cluthe Truss While Sawing and Chopping Wood
My rupture has never bothered me since I started to wear the Cluthe Truss. I found it to stay in place just as you recommended it, while at hard work such as sawing and chopping wood, digging and carpenter work. I thank you for the great good and the cure it has effected for me.
ENOS MUNRO, Winchester Springs, Ont., Canada.
Cured— and Cannot Recommend It Too Highly
I was more than satisfied with my Cluthe Truss. It cured me of my rupture and cannot recommend it too highly.
DANIEL BOWEN, 63 N. 9th W., Salt Lake City, Utah.
This Scrotal Rupture Cured
The truss I bought of you less than a year ago has been a wonderful success. I am now entirely cured of my scrotal rupture.
ISAAC SHIDELER, 316 Market St., Logansport, Ind.
Has Worn Cluthe Truss only 6 Weeks and Fast Getting Well
I have worn the Cluthe Truss six weeks and am fast getting well— can't see or find anything of my rupture now— but shall wear truss longer.
The elastic truss that I used to wear got so wet on the body that I had to tighten it up to get it to hold— only to have it fail me later in the day. Mr. Fitzgerald has also been greatly benefited by his truss he got from you.
ROLAND T. ELLIS, 141 Albion St., Somerville, Mass.
No More Sign of a Rupture
I am now well and don't see any signs of being ruptured— thanks to the Cluthe Truss.
GEORGE DAILEY, R.F.D. No. 1 Osco, Ill.
Cured While Doing Heavy Work
I felt like a different man the very first week I wore my Cluthe Truss, and it has done me so much good that I can safely leave it off entirely. However, I take no chances, and being so comfortable and easy, I put it on when I have extra heavy lifting to do in the course of my heavy work. I have spoken to many of my friends about the wonderful Cluthe Truss.
JOHN HOLDORF, 119 N. Ann St., Baltimore, Md.
From One Who Has Tried Them All
I write to let you know that I cheerfully recommend the Cluthe Truss for rupture. It does all you claim for it. I had been ruptured for many years and tried all kinds of trusses and rupture cures but found no relief until I used yours.
JOHN COUGHLIN, National Soldiers' Home, Milwaukee, Wis.
Thanks God Daily for the Cluthe Truss
This is simply to inform you that I must every day when I put your truss on thank God for having found something which is not a fraud but a blessing to all ruptured people. The Cluthe Truss enables me to take my place among men, either in running, jumping or other hard work. It is safe and comfortable and I would not be without it, knowing the Cluthe Truss existed.
JAMES CHAMBERS, Burquitlam, B.C., Canada.
What This Kansan Says
I will say your truss has helped me very much. Believe I am now cured for sure as the rupture does not come out now when the truss is off. It is the best thing I ever tried. Will tell everyone suffering from rupture to try this truss. J. C. S.—— of my town sent for one through me. You can use my name.
WILLIAM STERLING, Herington, Kans.
Recommends Cluthe Truss to All
I think it my duty to notify you that the Cluthe Truss you made for me was indeed a great success. My rupture has disappeared and I am so far cured. I certainly recommend the Cluthe Truss to all in need of relief from rupture.
JACOB STRAUSS, 215 Cooper Avenue, Lockland, Ohio.
This Philadelphian Cured in Less Than 8 Months
It gives me great pleasure to write you a few words of commendation in reference to the truss I purchased from you in March, 1910. I, at first, doubted its full value as I thought my rupture was incurable, but subsequent results have proved my error. Ever since my birth I have endured the pains and torture of a rupture until I started to wear your truss, which was nearly eight months ago. I am now entirely cured of my rupture— thanks to the Cluthe Truss. Gentlemen, I thank you very much for your able device and assistance, as you have made me feel like a new man after all these years of misery.
You may use anything I have written, as I like to encourage a good deed.
LAWRENCE V. RASCH, 2018 S. 64th St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Read What This Massachusetts Physician Says
I am much interested in making known the excellence of the Cluthe Truss, for I have confidence in its curative process. You can refer to me any time you desire, not only as to the worth of your truss but also as to the fair dealing you manifest toward your patients.
DR. G. J. PIERCE, 1 Crown St., Worcester, Mass.
Ruptured 30 Years, Believes He is Now Cured
I have been ruptured for 30 years and have worn a good many kinds of trusses and I never got one that did not nearly kill me at times. My doctor has been trying for years to have me undergo an operation, and I nearly made up my mind to have an operation when I saw your advertisement in the Chicago Tribune.
I decided to try once more to get a truss, and after thinking about it and putting it off for six months I finally purchased one of your trusses three months ago. If I had only sent for one when I first started I would not need to wear a truss now.
My rupture was a large one and since wearing your truss the rupture has never been out. I can now stand on my feet without the truss on and rupture does not show— the opening seems to be closed.
I feel so grateful for the relief that I cannot help but thank you and any time you wish to have anyone call on me I will gladly recommend you.
W. H. BRUCE, 204 East 54th St., Chicago, Ill.
Proof of Permanency of Cure by Cluthe Truss Years Ago
The truss purchased of you years ago gave me permanent relief and cure. While I was always skeptical as to a permanent cure of rupture by means of a truss the fact remains that after following your advice and instruction, I have been going about without a truss, doing all kinds of work same as I did prior to becoming ruptured. I cheerfully recommend your truss to one and all afflicted with rupture. Only the patient himself knows from experience how he has to suffer. Publish this letter if you so desire.
J. LEINBERGER, Route No. 1, Souderton, Pa.
Now Freed of His Rupture Trouble
I was in awful misery before I ordered a Cluthe Truss and as soon as I put it on I felt like a new man. I can now leave truss off without detecting the least sign or feeling of the rupture. I most highly recommend the Cluthe Truss to any one who is ruptured and wish to give you my best thanks for what it has done for me.
ADAM DEHSOY, South Milwaukee, Wis.
Did Not Believe Cluthe Truss Would Cure, Now Happily Disappointed
Over a year ago I bought a Cluthe Truss but had no belief that it would cure my rupture. I have been, however, happily disappointed and am now glad to inform you and everyone suffering from rupture, that the Cluthe Truss did cure my rupture entirely. Thanks to you.
GEO. L. PRENTICE, 29 Mechanic St., Putnam, Conn.
For 47 Years Suffered with Wrong Trusses, Cluthe Truss Proved Its Worth in This Case
I was ruptured in the spring of 1863; for 47 years I bought and wore all kinds of trusses and none ever held the rupture. One year ago I bought the Cluthe Truss; it holds the rupture securely, I have better health, can now do any kind of work on the farm and forget actually that I wear a truss; I have no dread now of strangulation and am thankful I saw your adv., sent for your book and bought the one truss that by experience proves that it holds the rupture at all times. I am now in my 85th year and happy with the Cluthe Truss.
JAMES S. MC CLURKAN, R.F.D. No. 1, Box 63, Murrysville, Pa.
Cured by Cluthe Truss in 5 Months After Suffering 49 Years
I have worn your truss since August and in the following January— merely by chance— I took off the truss. To my surprise I could not see any rupture nor feel any opening— nor after coughing, the spot is firm and no protrusion. While as a member of Co. F, 46th N.Y. Vol. Inf., during the bombardment of Fort Pulasky, I ruptured myself, and ever since— after 49 years (April, 1862), I have tried many trusses with no results of any benefit until I tried yours. I gladly give the Cluthe Truss my strongest recommendation on what it has done for me.
C. G. RUSSE, Phoebus, Va.
Wore Other Trusses 4 Years without Benefit, Cluthe Truss Cured in 3 Months
I take great pleasure in adding my name to your list of cured patients. I wore the Cluthe Truss but 3 months and am now entirely cured. I wore other appliances for four years without the slightest benefit. With best wishes and many thanks and assuring you you may use my name in any way you wish.
W. E. HENDERSON, Independence, La.
Perfectly Well After One Year's Use of Cluthe Truss
Kindly mention my name in your book of cured patients, as I have worn the Cluthe Truss but one year and am now perfectly well and trying to get others to buy Cluthe Trusses.
P. L. PINARD, Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Wonderful Cure for His Double Rupture
Many years ago I discarded the Cluthe Truss as it cured me of my 2 ruptures. I now look upon this cure as permanent, and wonderful, as I was past the middle of life and suffered torture from other trusses before ordering the Cluthe Truss. I consider it my duty to recommend the Cluthe Truss to all people afflicted with ruptures.
W. B. FISH (Pres.), Bullock Mfg. Associates, Springfield, Mass.
Another Thankful Man Cured by the Cluthe Truss
I was cured of my rupture trouble by the Cluthe Truss and cannot speak too highly of the benefits I received from it. I shall spread your wonderful work abroad to all in the condition I was in.
FRANK KENNEDY, Ingram Port (Halifax Co.), Nova Scotia, Canada.
Satisfaction from the First
Some time ago I purchased the Cluthe Truss, which has given excellent satisfaction from the time I used it. It has cured my right side rupture entirely and the left side is also nearly cured.
MOSES KELLER, Fleetwood, Penna.
A New Man Since Wearing the Cluthe Truss
It will soon he 2 years since I purchased my Cluthe Truss. I certainly have been a new man ever since I put it on. I have left it off and felt no bad effects from doing so. I am now cured.
A. M. ROGERS, 120 Henry St., Binghamton, N.Y.
Cluthe Truss Cures Absolutely
I am absolutely cured of my rupture by the Cluthe Truss. I consider your truss the best device ever made for rupture.
J. F. WOEHR, 167 Perry Ave., Maspeth, Long Island, N.Y.
Relief After 23 Years of Torment. 84 Years Old
After 23 years of torment with different appliances I put on the Cluthe Truss as soon as received and have not taken it off night or day since and have no reminder of it being on. It was a blessed day for me when I received it. I am 84 years old.
JEREMIAH GOVE, Griswoldville, Ga.
More Comfort in One Month Than Before in Years
After more than a month's test of the Cluthe Truss, I wish to inform you how well pleased I am with it. It holds me perfectly. I have taken more comfort since wearing the Cluthe Truss than I had for years.
PRYCE W. BAILEY (Postmaster), Seneca Falls, N.Y.
Would Not Take $500 for His Cluthe Truss
My father, John Brierley, wishes me to write you that he would not sell his Cluthe Truss for $500 if he were unable to procure another like it.
W. P. BRIERLEY, M.D., 228 Central Ave., Albany, N.Y.
His Rupture Has Healed
I have been wearing the Cluthe Truss several months and my rupture has not come down in that time. I took the truss off 8 days ago and have not noticed the first sign of a rupture and I believe it is all healed up. Thanks for the greatest of all trusses, the leader of them all.
J. J. CONLON (Box 38), Spring Valley, N.Y.
Cluthe Truss Made New Man of Him
Having used your Cluthe Truss for 3 months, I feel now that I can highly recommend it. It has made a new man of me and my rupture has never been out since putting the truss on.
CHAS. W. HOWELL, R.F.D. No. 3, Trenton, N.J.
Cured His Son
A short time ago I bought a Cluthe Truss for my son, which Truss I am thankful to say has cured his rupture entirely. He is a very strong boy continually jumping and tumbling around and still we can see no sign of the Rupture. You can refer anyone you wish to me.
A. A. DAVIS, 2844 38th Place, Chicago, Ill.
Ruptured 13 Years, Cured by Cluthe Truss
I suffered torture with a rupture for 13 years. Then I got the Cluthe Truss, which cured me in a short time. Your truss is more than you say it is. I can get a doctor to back all I say for the Cluthe Truss.
JOHN T. IBEY (Box 60), Meyersburg, Ont., Canada.
Another Man Cured
Some time ago I bought a Cluthe Truss and I write to tell you that it has cured my rupture.
FRANK E. BARNES, Philipsburg, Mont.
Can Recommend Cluthe Truss to All
I can recommend the Cluthe Truss to all persons suffering from rupture. I surely have been benefited by the Cluthe Truss very much in the short time I have been wearing it.
CHAS. F. WECKER, 410 W. Princess St., York, Pa.
Wants World to Know He was Cured
I was cured by the Cluthe Truss after suffering from a rupture for 20 years and I want the world to know of my cure. I have not had my Cluthe Truss on in 8 months and I can see no sign of my rupture.
MILTON M. OWENS, Oak Hill, Fla.
Another Cure and Another Thankful Man
I am very thankful to Mr. Chas. Cluthe, for he was the first man that ever told me where my rupture was. Two doctors wanted to operate on me and were about to get me into a hospital when I heard of the Cluthe Truss and bought it and it has cured me of my rupture. Both doctors were about 6 inches out of the way of where Mr. Cluthe told me my rupture really was.
FRED A. WOOD, 269 Fayette St., Hammond, Ind.
Sends His Patients to Us
I have sent my patients to you with perfect satisfaction, knowing you have an excellent truss, the Cluthe Truss.
A. EUGENE AUSTIN, M.D., 616 Madison Ave., New York City.
Now Well and Sound— Goes Bowling
Last month I took off your Truss as I am cured and I now go down to the bowling alley and often spend an hour and a half bowling and I do not feel anything and am satisfied that I am now cured. I will consider it a pleasure to recommend the Cluthe Truss.
H. W. ERWIN, 190 W. Brookline St., Boston, Mass.
This New York City Man Completely Cured in Less Than a Year
I found such good results from the use of the Cluthe Truss that I only had to wear it less than a year when I was completely cured. I have since been as well as ever I have been in my life.
ANDREW RUFF, 661 Ninth Ave., New York City. December 22, 1911.
Could Hardly Walk. Now Rid of All Pain
Words cannot praise the Cluthe Truss highly enough. After suffering 9 years I purchased a Cluthe Truss and it has rid me of all pain. Before wearing your truss I was unable to walk half a mile. But one morning lately I walked 8 miles and if my feet did not give way I think I would be walking yet. I have no pain now and perform all my household duties, as I could not before wearing the Cluthe Truss, because I had such pain from my rupture. I owe much to the Cluthe Truss. It saved me from the knife.
MRS. A. H. LAMEY, 60 Greig St., Rochester, N.Y.
Man of 79 Has Nothing But Good to Say
I have nothing but good to say of the Cluthe Truss for what it has done for me, a man 79 years of age.
D. F. WOODWARD, Pine Island, Minn.
Wouldn't Take $100
I wouldn't take $100 for my Cluthe Truss. Success to the Cluthe Truss.
R. L. AUTER, Vicksburg, Miss.
Ruptured 20 Years; Cluthe Truss Holds Perfectly
Truss received and am well pleased with it. It is a perfect fit and holds my rupture perfectly. The Cluthe Truss is the first one to hold my rupture in 20 years.
F. W. JONES, Enterprise, Okla.
Thanks to Cluthe Truss Can Now Climb Trees
The Cluthe Truss is the only one worthy of the name of truss. It was the best investment I ever made. I suffered untold agony with other appliances, but the Cluthe has been a pleasure to wear. I can now climb trees like a squirrel. Thanks to the Cluthe Truss.
WM. LEROY GARRIGUS, Waterbury, Conn.
Says Cluthe Truss is the Best on the Market
Truss received this P.M. Everything is more than satisfactory. You certainly have the best truss on the market. If I can say a good word for you I shall be more than pleased to do so.
ABEL HALEY, Wolfeboro, N.H.
Grateful for the Cure Effected by the Cluthe Truss
I have not worn my Cluthe Truss in 6 months as my rupture is entirely cured, and I cannot find words to express my gratitude to you and your wonderful truss. It is without doubt the best truss made and I can highly recommend it.
A. H. EGBERT, 74 Alexander St., Newark, N.J.
Physicians Say Best Truss They Ever Saw
I have worn your Cluthe Truss for a month and am free to say it is the only Truss that I ever found perfectly satisfactory. I have worn trusses for 51 years and spent hundreds of dollars; all these were failures. I have shown the truss when on me to several physicians and they all say it is the best they ever saw.
J. MABBOTT BROWN (Supt.), Madison Fire Agents' Asso., 35 Tenney Block, Madison, Wis.
Ruptured 20 Years; Cured in 5 Months
For the benefit of those who are in the dark about Trusses and who are suffering unnecessarily, I wish to state, without solicitation on your part, that after spending over $200 for all kinds of trusses for over 20 years, I purchased a Cluthe Truss in March, 1908. Five months later I took off the Truss and have not worn any since. My rupture is cured and I am to-day as strong and well as the healthiest man. I might add that I did not take your promises seriously when I purchased the Truss, but I have changed my mind since and I hold you now in the highest respect and believe you fill a long-felt want for the suffering thousands. Anyone can communicate with me who doubts the truth of this assertion.