Bulletin Volume 1914, Nos. 1-10

Bulletin Volume 1914, Nos. 1-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...no comprehension of these possibilities. We must first of all convince teachers that health can be earned and purchased. Nothing so quickly brings them to a realization of the preventability of disease as comparative morbidity and mortality tables accompanied by simple explanations of the fundamental causes of disease. Systematic instruction in the principles of hygiene h necessary to keep pupils from becoming lost in the multitude of details. This instruction should be founded on a solid knowledge of the structure and functions of the different organs of the body, and of the principles governing metabolism and microbic infection. As, long as the people of countries like the United States persistently follow hygienic fads and fail to discriminate between arrant quacks and reputable medical practitioners, it is an exceedingly short-sighted policy that desires to exclude from our school courses in hygiene those fundamentals of anatomy, physiology, and bacteriology which throw the broad guiding lines through the maze of hygienic practice. The teaching of hygiene should be begun before the habits of the child are fixed. Ordinarily nothing short of a complete collapse of the health will shake an adult out of his accustomed habits of eating, sleeping, and working. Even some of the world's authorities on hygiene daily violate the rules they lay down for the public because they formed their habits of living before they acquired their knowledge of hygiene. The teaching of hygiene should be begun while the child is yet in the plastic age, so that he can be sent out from school with a physical expression of his hygienic instruction in the habits of his life. Individual attention should be given to the hygienic habits of the child. Toothbrush clubs, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236619617
  • 9781236619617