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On the Frontiers of Medicine

Aug. 20, 1889, Hotel Stewart  

Aug. 20, 1889: The Hotel Stewart of San Bernardino is under new management.

Warning: The story below about H.H. Pyne, the unfortunate victim of Dentist Adams, is fairly graphic. In fact, no one was more upset than Dentist Adams, who paid a call on The Times and invited City Editor Spaulding to discuss the article's inaccuracies outside in the street.

Aug. 20, 1889, Dentistry

Calling The Times' story "a d--d lie," Dentist Adams pulls a gun on reporter R.H. Farquhar and City Editor Spaulding. City Editor Spaulding draws a pistol from his pocket and arrests Dentist Adams on charges of disturbing the peace.

Aug. 21, 1889, Angry Dentist

The Times "gave a plain, unvarnished tale, which Mr. Pyne will verify in words when he can talk."

I hope you enjoyed this story as much as I have. I haven't laughed this hard in days.

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The final paragraph about the plain, unvarnished tale reminds me so much of Kane's speech about the newspaper giving the stories "simply and plainly".


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