One M. Duchesne has been driving about Paris in a gaudy wagon and with a band of music, taking out teeth. He stops in some frequented place, collects a crowd by means of the cymbal, and then invites the afflicted to apply at once for extraction and relief. A notice on the side of the wagon reads thus:— " 5,000 francs if I miss a tooth." Each applicant mounts on the seat with M. Duchesne, who demands the coin before proceeding.— The head is then inclined backwards, the mouth opened, the tweezers inserted, and the tooth snatched from its gory bed. It is held I up in the air an instant lor the admiration oi the multitude, and at each extraction the drum gives a bang of triumph..
This article was originally published with the title "A Musical Peddling Dentist"