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during the test. Some were so bad, and they were among the most pretentious-churches, stores, warehouses, and the like-that they were downright startling; one blinked before them as one blinks before a man with his face shot away. Then why didnt these foreigners set up similar abominations in the countries that they came from? Copyright 2004 by the University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, all rights reserved.

But when they began to grow scientific and ambitious their course of training was lengthened until it took in all sorts of tricks and dodges borrowed from the regular doctors, or resurrection men, including the plucking of tonsils, adenoids and appendices, the use of the. Out of the melting pot emerges a race which hates beauty as it hates truth. If you don't come out paled and palsied by mirth then you will not laugh on the Last Day managing depression itself, when Presbyterians step out of the grave like chicks from the egg, and wings blossom from their scapulae, and they leap into interstellar space with. The osteopaths, I fear, are finding this new competition serious and unpleasant. It is, perhaps, something more: it is self-devouring. I undertake to nominate it at ten minutes' notice. Then the farce only grows the more glorious. The chiropractic therapeutics rest upon the doctrine that the way to get rid of such pinches is to climb upon a table and submit to a heroic pummeling by a retired piano-mover. 'The Libido for the Ugly' 1 On a Winter day some years ago, coming out of Pittsburgh on one of the expresses of the Pennsylvania Railroad, I rolled eastward for an hour through the coal and steel towns of Westmoreland County. And Newport News,. And every time a chiropractor spits on his hands and proceeds to treat a gastric ulcer by stretching the backbone the same high end is achieved.

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