Painless Parker

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A colourful Canadian-American dentist who practiced in the first half of the 20th century in rural America
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In "Orange Claw Hammer," from Trout Mask Replica, he's a broken old sailor, Ahab himself as a bum in the alley, muttering about Painless Parker and cherry phosphates, seeing a woman on the street, or every woman: "God before me if I'm not crazy is my daughter.