How We Live; Or, the Human Body, and How to Take Care of It. an Elementary Course in Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene

How We Live; Or, the Human Body, and How to Take Care of It. an Elementary Course in Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...substances frequently lose their health by continual contact with the materials used. Similar effects are sometimes produced by so slight a cause as a kiss from one who is affected by disease. How to keep the Skin Clean.--The only means of keeping the skin clean is frequent and thorough bathing of the entire body. This should be attended to every day, if possible. If from any cause this frequency is not possible, the nearest approach to it should be made. Under any ordinary circumstances, such a bath may be taken by every person at least once a week. Besides this bathing of the whole body, those parts which especially need it should be washed as often as any impurity is discovered upon them. For merely cleansing the body, tepid or warm water is the most effective. But such a bath is relaxing in its effect, and should not be used very often. The cold morning-bath is very beneficial to perfectly healthy persons, not only for its cleansing power, but also for its stimulating effect. If a bathtub is used, a simple plunge will in most cases be sufficient. The most convenient and profitable morning-bath within the reach of a majority of persons is the sponge-bath. This requires only a basin of water, a sponge or wash-cloth, and a towel. Only so much soap as is necessary should be used. Other animals show us the good of being clean: a badly groomed horse is never sound or spirited, and a dirty pig puts up one fourth less flesh than a clean one. Yet it may be feared that some human beings are only thoroughly washed at birth and at burial.--(Mapother.) Many an evil action is the remote result of a neglect of cleanliness. When it is habitual, it brings about a degraded state of mind; and, even when it is temporary, its irritating effect upon the...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544811
  • 9781236544810