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To the Editor:
—In Queries and Minor Notes (The Journal, Dec. 13, 1924) appears an answer to the question regarding drainage of apical abscesses of the teeth. I wish to congratulate you on the last paragraph of your answer. Nobody is too good a man for his town. What is needed mostly in this country is good doctors and dentists in the smaller towns and cities. As soon as a man begins to keep abreast of the times in a small place some one is always advising him that he is too big a man for his town. This often has the tendency to make him move to the larger centers where he is not needed, and the smaller place loses a useful citizen. Let doctors and dentists remember the old Methodist hymn that is sung here at times, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."
Duncan RA. "DRAINAGE OF APICAL ABSCESSES OF TEETH". JAMA. 1925;84(1):55. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660270059029