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Health-Strengt-Beauty (Our Girls’ Circle) – Strength Magazine – August, 1926

The other day, while sitting in the subway car, I was startled to see a young girl, sitting opposite me, counting small change, and actually holding coins in her mouth while she hunted around in her pocketbook for some more change. That same day, in a department store, I saw a woman counting bills. She had the bills laying on the counter and was turning them over-but each time she turned a few over she moistened her fingers in her mouth.

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