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Dr. Mitchell's Sage Advice

From the October 24, 1901 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Harper's Bazar

If no better reason can be found, a decent consideration for the comfort of others should prevent one's talking of ailments. Besides being bad manners the subject is wholly without interest for any but the speaker; the hearer only listens more or less perfunctorily in hopes presently to seize the chance of telling her own melancholy condition.