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A Melancholy case of dissipation.

--The Boston Journal mentions the following sad instance of mental and social ruin resulting from unrestrained dissipation:

‘ "Among the tenants of the lock-up on Monday night, was a man — a wreck of what he was before he became a prey to his perverted appetite — who, until within a few years, stood in the foremost rank of the medical profession, enjoying a lucrative practice in one of our suburban towns, surrounded by all the comforts which wealth and social position could give; yet having yielded to a passion for drink, has in the space of eight years squandered a fortune of about one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and descended to the lowest degree of degradation."

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