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Boston people nowadays hove their superflaous teeth drawir by means of eleoteicity, writes ft New Orleans Picayune correspondent. Inasmuch is sll new Ideas ia the arts and solenoss ira spread from this enlightened metropolis originally and from henoe extended over the ooantry there Is little doubt that, sooner or later, this new method will supersede hughing* gas au'd ether la other big cities of the Union. The process ia qaeatlon is very ■Imple, scarce any apparatus being needed beyond an ordinary two cell battery, with Vibrator attachment. This attachment is a thin strip of metal, fastened at the ends, wnloh is made to vibrato a thousand or more times per second by the eleotrfo carrent. At ejoh vibration the current Is oat off and renewed again, the effect being to give a parfeotly steady flow of tH my sferlons fluid, J Q order to maka we that the fla* la quite satlafaotory, the oppr*tor tuaes the maoblne— assisted by » "W« reed tanlnj? pipe—until the strip of metal sings "A," So far, go good. Wow, to the battery are attaohed three W JT' Two of thim have handles a* the ends aod the third is hitched to a foroeps. The patient m tbe chair is giv^n a handle to bold ia each paif, and the current is turned on gradually oatll It beoomeapalnfal. Then he ia told to grasp the handleu as etroogly as possible, the electricity— having been switched off for a moment—ls turned on again suddenly to the tooth. The insthnt the molar is touched, it, as well as the parts surrounding, becomes electrified and absolutely insensible to pain. When it Is withdrawn from the socket the subj-iot of the operation feels not the Bllghteat dig agreeable sensation. A-jerk, and the' tooth Is out; the patient drops the handles, and tho affilr l» over.

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TEETH DRAWN BY LIGfITNINtt., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2030, 7 January 1889

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TEETH DRAWN BY LIGfITNINtt. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2030, 7 January 1889

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