Medicine: Hazardous Hairdo

In Colorado Springs, the young woman in Dentist Walter Cogswell's office pointed to some ugly notches in her upper front teeth. "They are unsightly, doctor," she complained. "What causes them?" No, she wasn't in the habit of holding a pencil or any other hard object in her teeth.

"Please give me one of your bobby-pins," said Dentist Cogswell. The patient took one out of her hair. "Now put it back." The young woman promptly popped the pin into her mouth and opened it with one of her notched teeth before slipping it into her hair....

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