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Directory of Mark Twain's maxims, quotations, and various opinions:

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[A reply to letters recommending remedies]:

Dear Sir (or Madam):--I try every remedy sent to me. I am now on No. 67. Yours is 2,653. I am looking forward to its beneficial results.
- quoted in My Father Mark Twain, by Clara Clemens

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Medicine has its office, it does its share and does it well; but without hope back of it, its forces are crippled and only the physician's verdict can create that hope when the facts refuse to create it.
- Letter to Dr. W. W. Baldwin, (between Nov. 1903 and June 1904).

Medicine book
MARK TWAIN AND MEDICINE
by K. Patrick Ober

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Bottle of Painkiller

Perry Davis Painkiller
mentioned in
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
from the
Dave Thomson
collection.


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