Women and Work; An Essay, Etc

Women and Work; An Essay, Etc

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...length of days commonly enjoyed by brain-workers is certified to by Dr. Burnand in his " Hygiene des Gens de Lettres: "--" The class of learned men who have lived more than seventy years includes the most distinguished that ever existed. Of 15 2 savans taken at hazard, one half from the Academy of Belles-Lettres, the other from that of Sciences of Paris, it was found that the average of life was above sixty-nine years to each man. I conclude that the cultivation of the mind at a proper time of life contributes to produce good health, not only by exercising one of the most important organs of the body, but by placing reason and conscience on the throne." If it be objected that the above facts refer exclusively to men, and the even greater necessity for placing reason and conscience on the throne with the more emotional half of the human family be not admitted, it may still be seen that, although, for obvious reasons, no induction on so large a scale can yet be made in the case of learned women, such facts as we possess, all point in the direction which parity of reasoning would indicate, viz.: that the same rule applies to either sex, and perhaps more notably to that which is by nature the more impulsive. Miss Beale, in her preface to the " Report of the Commissioners of Inquiry into the Condition of Girls' Schools," has furnished some interesting facts in this regard: --" Mathematics," we read, " at least, do not appear to have an injurious effect upon the health of women " (judged by longevity). " Maria Lewen, author of a book of astronomical tables published in" (what to women were then dark ages) "the seventeenth century, lived to past seventy. Maria Agnesi, the writer of what we hear, on the authority of Professor De Morgan, is ' a well-matured...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665082
  • 9781236665089