The Laws of Health and School Hygiene; A Hand-Book on School Hygiene

The Laws of Health and School Hygiene; A Hand-Book on School 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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...much from bloodlessness as girls. Backache.--Young growing children often complain of aching backs, due to the fatigue of the muscles in trying to keep the spine erect and straight. If general health be poor, the aching is more accentuated. It leads the child to assume careless and lolling attitudes for the sake of ease, and these attitudes in their turn predispose to curvature of the spine and prominence of one shoulder. The cause, in part at least, cannot be remedied at school, for it lies, it may be, in an inherently poor physique, defective nourishment, and a dark and ill-ventilated home. Much, however, may be done to strengthen the back-muscles by suitable graded exercises. As pointed out in Chapter VI, muscles have a great power of increase in strength and firmness if judiciously exercised, and the thoughtful teacher will pay special attention to the boys or girls who complain of a tired back and show it in their attitude. Toothache.--This has been already discussed in Chapter VII. It constitutes a trying though trivial ailment in school life, and the writer has known of instances where the health of children has been impaired by it (fortunately but for the time), on account of the broken sleep it causes. In speaking of the care of the teeth, reference was made to the value of a daily brushing in preventing toothache, and the good that sometimes follows an application of baking-soda. The use of strong remedies, such as creosote and oil of cloves, to dull the pain should not be countenanced, as they destroy the teeth. If the aching persist, the teacher might advise a visit to the dental hospital. Chorea, or St. Vitus's Dance, ought not to be included in minor ailments of school life, perhaps, as it is an illness of some importance. But in...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
  • 1236549325
  • 9781236549327