Editorials and Medical Intelligence

1857 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
dentist of his mistake, the satisfactory reply was, " Why, what a curious name for it ; I never heard it before !" In December last, a Canadian gentleman wrote for advice as to " pain in the teeth, jaws and back of the head." He adds, " my teeth are in a horrible state, and I can with difficulty chew my food." " My dentist tells me my teeth are good and sound, but that the gums have somewhat receded, and he can apply no remedy. This is consolatory ! ! " Sure enough. He was relieved in less than
more » ... a week by chlorate of potash. Last spring, a patient in fine health, and with a most enviable set of nutscribes the character of these advertisements. They are w»questionably bad in essence and tendency, and no editor, of even a secular paper, who values his own honor or regards the welfare of the public, so largely influenced as it is by the press, should for one moment lend the weight of his influence to the unprincipled mountebanks who thus grub for money in foul places and by foul means. If this be true for the secular press, what shall we say when papers devoted to enlightening the people upon religious and sacred themes become the vehicles of shameless imposition, unblushing lies, unrealized and unrealizable promises, and, worse than all, the channels through
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