Preventable Diseases

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Houghton Mifflin, 1909 - Communicable diseases - 442 pages

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Page 253 - tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door ; but 'tis enough, 'twill serve : ask for me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o...
Page 14 - Voltaire that physicians pour drugs of which they know little into bodies of which they know less cannot apply to Hahnemann and his followers.
Page 95 - I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine : But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood.
Page 426 - Fix the countenance in the pattern of a particular emotion — in a look of anger, of wonder, or of scorn — and the emotion whose appearance is thus imitated will not fail to be aroused. And if we try, while the features are fixed in the expression of one passion, to call up in the mind a quite different one, we shall find it impossible to do so.
Page 206 - ... spring without the purifying filtration of intervening layers of soil. In this connection I desire to quote a paragraph which recently appeared in the pamphlet issued by the Merchants' Association Committee of New York which had undertaken the investigation of the cause of typhoid fever in that state : "Great cities are developing some sort of a sanitary conscience. Farmers and country districts have as yet little or none. Bad as our city water often is, and defective as our system of...
Page 426 - Most of our emotions are so closely connected with their expression, that they hardly exist if the body remains passive — the nature of the expression depending in chief part on the nature of the actions which have been habitually performed under this particular state of the mind.
Page 425 - ... a tendency toward reverential, devotional, contemplative ideas and thoughts. Then turn the eyes sideways, glancing directly to the right or to the left, through half-closed lids. Within thirty seconds images of suspicion, of uneasiness, or of dislike will rise unbidden to the mind. Turn the eyes on one side and slightly downward, and suggestions of jealousy or coquetry; will be apt to spring unbidden. Direct your gaze downward toward the floor, and you are likely to go off into a fit of reverie...
Page 426 - So a man may intensely hate another, but until his bodily frame is affected, he cannot be said to be enraged.
Page 19 - ... Olympians. But time has changed all that, and already the triumphs of democracy have been as signal in biology as they have been in politics, and far more rapid. The sturdy little citizen-cells have steadily but surely fought their way to recognition as the controlling power of the entire bodypolitic, have forced the ganglion-oligarchy to admit that they are but delegates, and even the tyrant mind to concede that he rules by their sufferance alone. His power is mainly a veto, and even that may...
Page 206 - ... pair of twins, the shallow well and the vault privy. A more ingenious combination for the dissemination of typhoid than this precious couple could hardly have been devised. The innocent householder sallies forth and at an appropriate distance from his cot he digs two holes, one about thirty feet deep, the other about four. Into the shallower he throws his excreta, while upon the surface of the ground he flings abroad his household waste from the back stoop. The gentle rain from heaven washes...

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