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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 07, 1912, Image 11',
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WHAT THE STONY-HEARTED DOCTOR SAID TO THE
The easy-going mother had
called the doctor. There was
nothing the matter with Willie,
Mary or Susie, hut the easy-going
motherwas afraid there might be.
The doctor was a stony-hearted,
gruff, truth-telling map.
"Madame'he said bluntly,
"do you teach them to keep their
hands and' faces clean?"
"Why, doctor the easy-going
mother replied, aggrieved, "of
Clean Hands Habit.
course I do. I want them to look
nice and clean."
"That isn't it. It isn't how
they look. I didn't come here to
tell you how to keep your chil
dren looking pretty, but how to
keep them healthy. Your chil
dren aren't safe from disease until
you teach them the habit of keep
ing their hands clean. Do you
teach them to wash their teeth?"
"Well, you know how children
are, doctor. They haven't got
their second teeth yet. And theu
first teeth are never nice and
white,' anyhQW, so I haven't both
ered about it."
"Madame, why do you always
Clean Teeth Habit.
think only of the looks of your
children. I am speaking of their
health. These children sfiould be
Deep Breathing Habit.
taught that the day is not begun
until they have brushed their
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