Babyhood: Devoted Exclusively to the Care of Infants and Young Children, Volume 5

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Babyhood Magazine, 1889 - Child care

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Page 297 - The havoc of the plague had been far more rapid, but the plague had visited our shores only once or twice within living memory; but the smallpox was always present, filling the church-yards with corpses, leaving on those whose lives it spared the
Page 297 - traces of its power, turning the baby into a changeling at which the mother shuddered, and making the eyes and cheeks of the betrothed maiden objects of horror to the lover.
Page 163 - star, How I wonder what you are, Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. Another
Page 100 - THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET. [AS REVISED BY A SANITARIAN.] WITH what anguish of mind I remember my childhood, Recalled in the light of a knowledge since gained ; The malarious farm, the wet, fungus-grown wildwood. The chills then contracted that since have remained ; The scum-covered duck-pond, the pig-sty close by it, The ditch where the
Page 392 - All the legions of desires and hopes have uniforms and badges there at hand. It is the loom where the inner man weaves, on the instant, the garment of his mood, to dissolve again into current life when the hour is past. There it is that love puts on its celestial
Page 392 - its regal power and port, is the born prince of a schoolroom. He answers a score of questions, or anticipates them, by a glance. " The human countenance," it has been said, " is the painted stage and natural robing-room of the soul. It is no single dress, but wardrobes of costumes innumerable.
Page 100 - Or, perchance, I'd have boiled it and afterward strained it Through filters of charcoal and gravel combined ; Or, after distilling, condensed and regained it In potable form, with its filth left behind. For little I knew of the dread typhoid fever Which lurked in the water I ventured to drink ; But since I've
Page 274 - bacilli from the sick to the healthy, usually by means of the dried and pulverized sputum floating as dust in the air. The measures, then, which are suggested for the prevention of the spread of tuberculosis,
Page 272 - and so completely, that it now constitutes -one of the most absolutely demonstrated facts in medicine. Tuberculosis may affect any organ of the body, but most frequently first involves the lungs. When the living germs find their way into the body they multiply there, if favorable conditions for their growth
Page 100 - a devoted believer In the teachings of science I shudder to think. And now, far removed from the scenes I'm describing, The story for warning to others I tell, As memory reverts to my youthful imbibing And I gag at the thought of that horrible well, And the old oaken bucket, the fungus-grown bucket— In fact, the slop-bucket—that hung in the well.

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