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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 30, 1913, Image 20

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with some specially prepared
liquid. His face expressed some
satisfaction as he left his patient
worrying all kinds of new trou
ble. "We've got her mind on the
foot," he whispered to Lucy as he
left the house. "Keep it there
and we'll outwit the 'wasting
away' hallucination."
"When Dr. Allen came the next
morning and uncovered the bruis
ed foot Mrs. Roberts nearly faint
ed away. It was black as ink to
the ankle. Then there Was a great
ado. More scientific long-sounding
words, renewed injunctions
as to its care. Inside of two days
Mrs. Roberts had forgotten all
her wandering aches and pains.
The doctor nursed her fears. He
hinted at a possible operation.
"Doctor Allen, isn't it a little
cruel to keep up this farce?" re
monstrated the gentle-hearted
Lucy one day.
"What ! When I am satisfied
that it will lead to your accept
ing that invitation of mine?"
smiled the doctor. "Why, my
dear little friend, your aunt is
eating anything and everything
to counteract 'the toxic influence
of that oblongata,' isn't she?
That's all she needed good
nourishment. She was simply on
the verge of a nervous break
down. When I get through with
that foot she will be her old hear
ty self once more. Then "
Dr. Allen looked meaningly
lovingly at the brave little
nurse, and Lucy's pretty pink
ears tinkled.
Dne day the doctor placed a
metalic strip in the bandage
around his patient's foot. When
he took it out the next morning
he dropped it into some liquid. It
hissed and sizzled, as he intend
ed. Some more scientific hocus
pocus. Then he washed off the
coloring and said the toxin was
all out of his patient's system.
"You are a well woman get
weighed," he advised.
When Mrs. Roberts tipped the
scales at 165 pounds, showing her
loss regained and five pounds to
the good, she screamed in joyful
hysterics. Then she laughed,
danced, "and no more wasting
away !
Dr. Allen made a call not pro
fessional this time on his pa
tient next day.
"Mrs. Roberts," he said, "you
used to worry a good deal be
cause Lucy wasn't married off, do
you remember?"
"Why yes," she admitted,
wondering what was coming
"Well, I want to take her off
your hands," smiled the doctor.
"We are engaged, and that
'change' I ordered for you can in
clude a pleasant shopping trip to
the city, selecting her wedding
Daily Healthogram.
A bedroom should not have (
storm windows. The windows
should be left open enough to
keep the temperature of the room
during sleeping hours about 50
degrees. The humidity should be
between 60 and 80, preferably
about 70.

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