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Harry's drawing of a corn plaster

Harry’s drawing of a corn plaster

In this letter, Harry returned to the misunderstanding about overworking. In reference to the Uncle Gus situation, he told a story about his father’s business dealings. And, he revealed that a corn plaster was better than his “saliva cure.”

“I was inconsistent & absurd to ask you to do the very thing I was unwilling to do.” Osborn, Henry 1885-3-22


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