Perfect Health: An Exhaustive Treatise on Natural Laws that Make and Maintain Perfect Health and Perfect Human Development. Written from Experience - Not Theory (Google eBook)

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P. Eckler, 1903 - Gymnastics - 330 pages
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Page 58 - If the ice is as thick as Henry thinks it is, he is skating; if it is as thin as I think it is, he is swimming.
Page 71 - It would be impossible in a volume of this size to describe...
Page 245 - ... from day to day, from week to week, month to month, and year to year.
Page 78 - Medica were cast into the sea it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes.
Page 29 - In the summer of 1901 the New York Journal offered a prize for the most perfectly developed young man in America. There were 5,139 contestants. The judges were Watson L. Savage, AM, MD, Physical Director of Columbia University, Harry Beecher, Sporting Editor of the New York Journal, and Robert Fitzsimmons. The contest was closed and the prize awarded to me Jan. 6th, 1902.
Page 87 - If a young man or woman could be made to realize the awful effect of narcotics on the delicate machinery of the human anatomy, they might well stand aghast. The brain is a vast central office, and every nerve in the body is a wire running to it. There are about three billion nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Every atom of narcotics taken into the system, first stimulates, and then destroys these delicate cells.
Page 15 - EXPERIENCE. ,HEN one attains his majority, and looks back over the curious pathway of childhood and youth, he may well marvel that he has succeeded in becoming grown. Sixteen years found me well advanced on the road towards invalidism, brought on by over-feeding and indulgence in coffee, tea and sweets.
Page 85 - It looks incredible that a young man or woman who should know the value of health, and a fine physical stature, would take into their system such stuff as liquor, tobacco, tea, coffee and drugs, whose only effect is to tear down and destroy muscular and nervous energy.
Page 131 - Meat eating among the American people is almost universal. I am often asked, " How can you keep strong without meat ? " I sometimes remind the questioner that the race horse gets along pretty well without steak or weiner-wurst.
Page 131 - In consuming flesh foods, you only get the plants and vegetables second hand, after they have been through the body of an animal that knows nor observes no law of cleanliness or hygiene.

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