New Outlook Volume 47

New Outlook Volume 47

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...mysterious collapse we dread as "nervous exhaustion "--are some of the evidences that Nature will endure no more outrages. At this crisis, and not until then, the sufferer is taken from school, the doctor is called in, and agonized love and coolheaded science join forces to expel from the citadel of life the enemy who should have been repulsed from the outer walls. Maternity--its dignity, its responsibilities, and its duties--is the most neglected of all the momentous subjects which engage the attention of American women in this day. Yet for the transition period alone are required the skilled eye of the physician, the tact and tenderness of gentlest womanhood, with a knowledge of preventive measures and remedial agents which is not a matter of instinct but of study. The child's constitution should be strengthened by free outdoor life for the demands that girlhood will make upon it; the mother should be the confidante, from infancy, of thought, fancy, and feeling, and ready to deal aright with each. The girl's diet must be simple and nutritious. Highly seasoned dishes, cloying sweets, and sharp acids are particularly hurtful. Late hours are as pernicious to the body as novels of the "fleshly school " to the mind. Not one girl student in forty gets enough sleep. _ The herding together in a boarding-school dormitory is one of the surest means to a dreaded end. Even in her home the girl is safest in a single bed, and, when it can be managed, should have a room to herself. Life in the open air, regular but not violent exercise, healthful interest in outdoor sports and pursuits that will tempt her far afield and hold her close to Nature's heart--are the mother's most valuable allies in the sacred task. more

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  • Paperback | 1132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 56mm | 1,973g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883748
  • 9781236883742