The other d.ay I received a letter from one of my readers asking for advice on how to cure rheumatic fingers. If this woman had taken care of her hands, and exercised her fingers all through life, she would never have been a victim of this distressing ailment. It is only natural that the fingers will stiffen in time, considering the manner in which they are used continually; and constant care should be taken of the hands to prevent this stiffness and swelling. Possibly the people who have the most beautiful hands and forearms are the pianists, and also the violinists. The constant playing on the piano 6r violin makes the fingers and wrists supple, the flesh firm and the forearm round.