Health, Disease and Remedy; Familiarly & Practically Considered, in a Few of Their Relations to the Blood

Health, Disease and Remedy; Familiarly & Practically Considered, in a Few of Their Relations to the Blood

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: say, " Whatever is received is received in proportion to the recipient;" an empty vessel may be filled, but a full one must be emptied before it can be otherwise occupied. Such a notion is not to be deemed too mechanical, while we know that life works in connexion with mechanism, and that vital chemistry is a matter of waste and supply. Cleanliness in the dwelling is highly important, but it is often imprudently attained; thus we sometimes see a house, in which the scrubbing-brush is seldom used, slopped and soused from top to bottom, with all the attendant nuisances of noise and noisome exhalations from newly-stirred impurities and hot water, at the very time when, from the prevalence of disease, and the condition of the atmosphere, quietness and a dry air are peculiarly desirable. In case of severe disease, a noisy abode invites the entrance of death, and a cold damp atmosphere is the worst a patient can be placed in; therefore keep the house clean, and study to be quiet. The bedding ought to be frequently washed, and freely exposed to the air daily, and all slops, and everything offensive, should be quickly removed. Alas! in multitudes of instances, we witness the spread of disease among the poor, simply because they cannot obtain good water enough, even to drink, and their dwellings are in no respect calculated for comfort, or the encouragement of cleanliness. Often have I known a whole house dependent on two or three pints of bad water per day as the sole means of purification. It is a heart-stirring sight to observe the indomitable courage and persevering energy of poor English mothers in their struggles, despite all discouragement, to bring up their children in cleanliness and decency, with the hope that the lot of their offspring will...
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236658432