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September 1960

Max the Knife

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Santa Barbara, Calif.

Arch Dermatol. 1960;82(3):421-422. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.01580030115017

Are you a dermatologist who moans his lot in life? Are you a man who hands out salve and groans at home to wife? Do you know the average doctor goes early in the hearse? Do you realize a waitress can make more than any nurse? Did you ever call a plumber, and find his house call more than yours? Have you noted that the ointment helps but very seldom cures?

I quarrel not with your methods—use the tool that suits you best. Be it cancer, or a keloid on a nose, or ear or chest, Some say use the x-ray—and often it's the best. Use the tool that fits your hand, or any of the rest.

Have you cried about the surgeon—who merely cuts it out, And makes enough in half a stitch to make you sigh and shout? Have you had a psoriatic ever tell you where to

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