PLACEBOES

D. W. Cathell
1885 Journal of the American Medical Association  
care of their instruments as they did of their wives, for both were plain and apt to be good-tempered, and the old doctor's saddle-bags contained about as many instruments as his wife had accomplishments. Grandma'am could sew, knit, spin, and keep house ; and in the bags were the syringe, lancets, dental for¬ ceps, and splints. Nowadays, when feminine ac¬ complishments are many and wonderful, it is not always an easy task to keep them in order ; and so of the thousand and one instruments. What
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doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390900021014 fatcat:sa7vutylobeshlgmamwyqi4bm4