The Laws of Health; Physiology, Hygiene, Stimulants, Narcotics for Educational Institutions and General Readers

The Laws of Health; Physiology, Hygiene, Stimulants, Narcotics for Educational Institutions and General Readers

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... beast! how like a swine he lies! Grim death, how foul and loathsome is thine image." Charles Rickzt, in Reirue (Us Deux Mondes. Drunkenness and Insanity.--"The connection between drunkenness and crime, and between drunkenness and poverty is close and unvarying in its effect upon society. Tho remarkable increase of insanity in recent years may in part be traced to the use of intoxicating beverages. It has been asserted that at least seven-tenths ot all the crime and poverty and calamity to the people of the United States spring from the abuse of liquors."--Dr J. E. Reeves. 35. The Impairment of the Will.--The direst result of the taking of alcohol is seen in the loss of self-control. "The worst estate of man is that wherein he loses the knowledge and government of himself." It is in the formation of the drinking habit that alcohol too often works the absolute ruin of its devotee, in both body and mind. It is apt to be a continuous habit, having for its sequel the dethronement of the will. It may be stated, as the rule, that after forty years of age, a man who has formed this habit is unequal by his own strength of will to abandon it. Many men of fine intellectual capacity and amiable qualities have become intemperate, and have so continued, as long as their efforts to get free again have not been supplemented by outside and enforced restraint. It is for such as these that inebriate asylums have been built. Other hard drinkers drift into violence and crime, and finally find a curative restraint within prison walls. The benumbing effects of drinking habits upon the moral being of man are universally known. "All delicacy, courtesy and self-respect are gone; the sense of justice and of right is faint or quite extinct;...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496485
  • 9781236496485