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The Medical Profession

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The attitude of tlie medical profession toward what is known as "patent medicines" is not at all unreasonable. Thousands of these nostrums are ofiered to the public every year. Some of them are dangerous and most1 of are futile. Swift's Specific(S. S .S.), we are all glad to say, is not classified among these nostrums. It has overeóme the wholesale prejudices oí physicians in all parts of the country, and some of the strongest testimoniáis in lts behalf come froin medical men who have used it in their practice, and who do not hesitate to indorse lts wonderful resulta. Thia is extremely gratifying, but by no means astonishing, for every claim that is put forward in behalf" ol S. S. S. is based on a series of actual experimenta extended over a long period of time. A man went into a Kansas drug store the other day. "Gimmie some whisky," said he. "Slck?" ask.'d the druggist. "Yep." 'ick a good deal nowadays, aren't you?" "Yep." "Had fever yesterday?" "Yep." "Chills day bcfore?" "Yep." "What's the matter to-day?" "Well, um-er- to-day, I'm slck o' tryin' to think up things to be sick