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  • Then there's another—this is a minor thing; it doesn't try to drive home general abstract principles, but it'd surprise you the effect it's had on careless housewives, who of course don't mean to neglect the health of their little ones and merely need instruction and a little pep put into them, and when they see a card like this, it makes 'em think: Boil the milk bottles or by gum You better buy your ticket to Kingdom Come.  (not reviewed by editor)

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