.......................................................NEW ORLEANS, November 1, 1889. Radam's Microbe Killer Company: I consider it only your due that I add my testimonial to the thousands given you, all breathing praises of the wonderful remedy discovered by William Radam, and named by him 'Microbe Killer'. To me it has proven a God-sent gift, for to its wonderful effects I firmly believe I owe my life. For the past fifteen months I have suffered all the agony a man could, covered with ulcers from thighs to neck, on front, back, and sides, the result of blood poison, caused by my own imprudence. Over a year ago I had an ulcer appear on my leg, big as a hen-egg. To open it I used a large-sized hypodermic needle, laying the needle aside without cleaning it with carbolic acid or other agent, as I should. When a second ulcer came I used the same needle to open it, and thus put into my system all the old poison contained within the needle. The effects were terrible indeed. Malignant ulcers began to come, often ten at a time, on all parts of my body. They caused the most intense suffering, day and night. Poisonous pus constantly exuded. They would not heal, although I used every agent known. I began to lose flesh rapidly, my weight being reduced from one hundred and seventy to one hundred and twenty-five pounds. I had no appetite, no ambition, no strength.
I gave every medicine advertised, as well as various physicians' prescriptions, a thorough trial, and got rapidly worse instead of better. I gave up all hope of being cured, and neither my family, friends, nor myself believed I could possibly live to see this year out. Finally, owing to the persuasions of Mr. Meyers, of the Picayune, I consented to try the Microbe Killer as a last resort, and I frankly confess I had no faith in it, as I had used S. S. S. and B. B. B. and P. P. P., five bottles of each, and received no relief, and I believed there was no cure for me. But I determined to give your remedy a fair trial, and I thank God I did. I determined to use heroic treatment, and not follow directions, so I began on your strongest preparation, No. 3, .and drank it freely as water, eight or nine times a day, using a jug, or gallon, every five or six days; at the same time I used the remedy as a wash, bathing the ulcers night and morning, forcing the liquid into the sores with a sponge.I soon found the benefit of such treatment, for the ulcers at once ceased to come; they began to discharge a healthy pus, my appetite returned, I slept well (as all soreness had gone from my body), the color came back to my face, body, and hands, my flesh returned, until now I weigh one hundred and sixty pounds; my family regained lost hopes, my friends congratulated me on my improved appearance, and I said good-by to disease. Radam, W, Microbes and the Microbe Killer, New York, 1890