The Journal of Health Volume 1

The Journal of Health Volume 1

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...their sufferings. Light nourishing food, exercise in the open air, cheerful occupations, the tepid, and, occasionally, the warm bath, frictions to the skin, and warm clothing, are the true remedies against nervousness; to which must, however, be added, regular hours for sleep, and an avoidance of the fashionable evening crowd, yclept tea-parties, balls, or routs. Temperaments consisting, as they do, in the predominance of one or two sets of parts, are materially modified by age and sex. Thus, in infancy and in females, the lymphatic temperament prevails--in adolescence and early manhood, the sanguine--in mature years, the bilious--and in the decline of life, the melancholic for the male, and the nervous for the female subject, are commonly met with. Sources of Diseast. 197 SOURCES OF DISEASE. We derive the following from an old number of the London Gazette of Health, a work to which we are greatly disappointed at not being able, more frequently, to avow our obligations. The range taken in its pages, through scientific and popular medicine, is by our plan denied to us. If we could persuade ourselves that popular would be, to the community at large, useful medicine, we might regret the restrictions which we have imposed on ourselves; but believing it to be in its mischievous tendency little short of avowed quackery, we cannot in any way extend our countenance to it. As well might we advise a naked sword to be put into the hand of a child, that it might learn the art of self-defence by the skilful use of the weapon, as counsel those persons ignorant of the profession of medicine to read popular works or essays on diseases and their treatment, with a view of obtaining directions adapted to their own case. On the supposition that hygeine and...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666151
  • 9781236666154