Progress Report of Public Health in Wisconsin Volume 2-4

Progress Report of Public Health in Wisconsin Volume 2-4

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...must battle with alone, and conquer or be conquered as God gives him the strength; these must be made the subject matter for individual education, of individual self-government and discipline. It must be made a part of that universal human reason which Carpenter tells us is progressive, and by which we may hope to secure that watchful self-discipline which will benefit not only ourselves but those who are to come after us, by establishing an intellectual and moral constitution which our children and our children's children will inherit. There are, however, some things which it would seem might be done by legislatures to help stay the onward march of this disease. Intemperance in the use of alcohol gives us certainly 25 per cent. of all the cases of insanity; thisisa low estimate, much lower than my experience would dictate. Heredity gives us, at the very lowest computation, as many more; there are then from these two causes alone, 50 per cent. of the cases admitted to hospitals for insane which might be prevented. Add to this the insanity induced by other causes, which we have not time to consider now, but which are certainly within the power of individuals or communities to prevent, and the aggregate would soon roll up a mighty army of men saved from a bitter experience. Who can compute the anguish spared; who can estimate the misery, distress, sorrow and desolation avoided; or the wealth accumulated, the happiness, peace and prosperity that would follow the prevention of any considerable part of the number made insane annually by preventable causes. To remove only a portion of the trouble, would cut away the roots of untold sorrow, would confer a boon upon mankind to he estimated only by Him who holdeth the destiny of the people in the hollow...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532112
  • 9781236532114