Babyhood; Devoted Exclusively to the Care of Infants and Young Children Volume 5

Babyhood; Devoted Exclusively to the Care of Infants and Young Children Volume 5

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...other vessel which contains liquids. Observe next that the fly is a tropical insect, dislikes cold and cannot bear it long. For the same reason probably he is disconcerted even on a very warm day by a draught of air. Dr. Franklin, you will remember, proved that a man might be killed, as if frozen to death, by a swift draught of air, even at the temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. For practical purposes the fly knows this as well as Dr. Franklin did. So soon as your patient leaves a room, open the windows enough to start all the draughts possible. Have paper-weights in. abundance to keep books, handkerchiefs or all other movables in place, that no one may have an excuse for closing the windows. The old New England housekeeper supposes that flies dislike darkness, and the old treatment of summer rooms is to keep them dark when they are not used by men, women or children. But I think this is an error. The fly in darknos simply recedes into his dens and caves and holes of the earth. So soon as the light comes he is out again seeking his prey. It may be observed also that the apparent reason why he annoys your patient in the early morning, when no one else is awake or wants to be, is simply that he has been chilled at night, and now he seeks the warmth of the pillow or the cheek. He is at that moment seeking food. If you have been careless enough to permit any flies to sleep in the room with your patient you can draw them to another corner by lighting one or two kerosene lamps, with such an arrangement, for instance, as every oil stove gives.--Lend a Hand. Mothers, Speak Softly. I Know some houses, well built and handsomely furnished, where it is not pleasant to be even a visitor. Sharp, angry tones resound through them from morning to...show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696005X
  • 9781236960054