Facts for the People Relating to the Teeth; Showing Their Influence Upon the Health, Speech and Looks, with Directions for Their Care and Preservation

Facts for the People Relating to the Teeth; Showing Their Influence Upon the Health, Speech and Looks, with Directions for Their Care and Preservation

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... science of happiness, and that both have more to do than is commonly supposed with the science of morals, "I know, indeed, that there are said to be certain diseases which, as it were, ratify the grossness of the flesh, and make a man at once more sensible and more spiritual. But I am inclined to think, after no little observation, that no man was ever made more sensible or spiritual by the toothache; and Ifaney that few men will discourse to you (at least from their own experience) of the regenerating influence of dyspepsia. I am skeptical also as to the good moral or mental influence of an infective breath; there is, so to speak, an odor of ugliness about it which is repulsive to everybody, and which can only be counteracted by an amount of personal goodness which few of us, alas, possess." " Cleanliness," we are told, "is next to godliness," and if the proverb is true, the importance of a well ordered mouth is so manifest that its "ivory tesselated courts " should be kept sweet and pure as a temple of worship, There are other considerations of high moral bearing which might be presented, but I have already extended my remarks on this topic beyond what I had intended. I trust that enough has been said to show that irregularity of the teeth is a subject of sufficient importance to engage universal attention. And yet the world---to some extent even the scientific world--is so much more occupied with effects than causes, with remedies than with preventives, in fine, with panaceas than with principles, that, where we have one treatise on irregularity of the teeth, we have a hundred on its evil consequences. " I do not hesitate to say that nine-tenths of those who are in constant...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988051
  • 9781236988058