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i SNAITH'S DISCOVERY
a By George P. Munson.
, '(Copyright, by W. G. Chapman.)
Professor SnaithT entered the
c dining room with shining eyes
caaJ a burning smile; he seemed
iat peace with himself and all the
world. His wife, who had al-
" "It Is Really a Most Remarkable
Discovery, My Dear."
ready taken her seat at the table,
looked at him in surprise.
"Why, Alfred !" she exclaimed.
"You look as happy as a boy.
. What has happened to you?"
( "Margaret," announced her
. husband, "I have made a discov-
ery which will revolutionize the
nvramycjiurgcty. ,.i Xjtii-IU. :
"Now what do you know abou?
surgery, Alfred?" asked his wife
quizzically, "It will be like your
perpetual motion machine, which
was going to run for -ever only
you forgot to provide a method
of starting it."
"I own, Matilda, that you have
hum logic on your side in re
gard to that ha matter," an
swered the professor, looking at
his wife benignantly over his
spectacles. "But in this case I
have actually tested my invention
upon myself, not 'once, but many
"Well, don't forget your
soup, Alfred," answered Matilda
Snaith. "And after dinner is
over you shall tell me all about
"It is really a most remarkable
discovery, my dear," began the
professor when the meal was end
ed. "It is nothing less than a new
anesthetic. As you know, Matil
da, the hum horror that most
people have of undergoing an
operation is due hum exclu
sively to fear of the ether or
chloroform. The process of
hum inspiration is one so in
timately associated with the-'-ha
vital processes that any ha
interference with these arouses I
alarm and ha apprehension. I '
have discovered a method of in
ducing artificial anesthesia by an
entirely harmless component pre
pared by the trituration and ha
chemical preparation of a
drupe," or rather hum berry,
which I have discovered growing
in certain wastes ah places. A
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