American Medicine Volume 18

American Medicine Volume 18

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...farmer." It is therefore quite evident that as the least eflicient are just able to keep body and soul together and often not that, farming is not remunerative for that reason alone. Brainy men can make money at it, but prefer easier work in the city. ease and osteo-arthritis. Numerous observers have shown that the tall blond Baltic man so eminently fitted to live long and healthy in the cold, black cloudy Scandinavian uplands is really unfit for any other life. He survives in northern Scotland, the Alps and in our Alleghanies, but dies out in the lowlands particularly where it is sunny or hot, the city is deadly to him and confinement in factories is worst of all. On the other hand certain short brunets thrive in the city factories and even in the sweat shops which would kill a Norwegian in twelve months. Dr. _I. S. Mackintosh has also taken up this matter (Brit. Med. our., Oct. 8, 1910) and shows that the roving open-air-loving blond cannot submit to confinement, particularly in rest-cures. He notes that Sir 'm. Bennett (The Practitioner, June, 1910) has found that certain cases of tuberculosis do best at their native places, others at the coast and most marvellous of all Mackintosh says that some do best in a London hospital. We have often called attention in these columns to the fact, now emphasized by Mackintosh, that the physical type of the patient must be considered in selecting a place for any invalid, particularly the tuberculous. The seashore may be good for some and bad for others, a big blond might get well at once in the Adirondacks the little brunet Sicilian would shiver into his grave. Some may go back to the farm, and others must stay in the city where their type belongs. We have magnificent opportunities for...
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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 726g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236780809
  • 9781236780805