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To the Editor:
—Apropos of your editorial "A Suggested Treatment for the Depression," in which you speak of recovering the gold from teeth, several years ago I called attention to a type of gold digger: the sifter of human ashes.It was a true story, too; the manager of a crematory sifted the ashes of the dead and took the metal to a refiner, who recovered the gold. Who cared if the manager could have a new model Ford each year? It required intelligence to think of this plan and any man is entitled to recompense when his brain clicks!
Thewlis MW. RECOVERY OF GOLD FROM THE TEETH. JAMA. 1932;98(18):1586. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730440066028