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DRESS OF THE DAY. .

Musical Notes.

Lady Roberts and Temperance.

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——— A SHINGLES SUPERSTITION.j

-:0:-A PAINFUL COMPLAINT.

: o: LOSING YOUR HAIR?

: o: RENEWING THE CROP.

: o: A PASTE FOR ECZEMA.

-: o: RULES FOR AVOIDING CONSTIPATION.

--:0:-SITTING ON A TACK.

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-0:- SITTING ON A TACK. Beware of taking a drug to deaden pain when that pain can be removed by sensible means. If you are sitting on a tmtack, and you feel pain in consequence, the best treat- men.t is to get off it. But you don't; you send for the doctor and say, "Oh, doctor, I am in such pain, can you give me some medicine for it?" You have not the sense to remove the cause of the pain, and you won't pay the doctor for good advice; it is only when he gives you a bottle of medicine that you pay him, and not always then. And so the poor wretch, knowing that the only treatment is to get off the tintack, shrug his shoulders, calls you a fool under his breath, and sends the stuff round. It is vour own fault; you go on drinking stewed tea, drink- ing too much alcohol, sleeping with the window shut, wearing tight boots, neglect- ing your habits, neglecting your teeth, eat- ing the wrong things and eating too fast, smoking too many cigarettes, going to bed too late, and committing a hundred breaches of the laws of hygiene; and when you are in pain, instead of giving up the bad habit that caused the pain, you go on sitting on your tintack and trying to avoid the pain by taking a large dose of a powerful drug which poisons your nervous system.

: o: COMPLICATIONS AFTER DIPHTHERIA.

: o : ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS

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