Reports of the Meetings and Discussions Held in London, August 10-17, 1891: Being the Six Special Daily Numbers of Public Health

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E.W. Allen, 1891 - Demography - 194 pages

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Page 69 - The possible deleterious influence of mistaken notions of education, as evinced in the over-pressure which is exercised upon the young, the predominance of examinations, their increasing multiplication and severity, and the encouragement of the idea that they are the best test of knowledge, whilst true mental culture is in danger of being neglected, and physical training, if not ignored, left so much to individual inclination, — this is another subject which demands the jealous scrutiny of preventive...
Page 112 - There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age. And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.
Page 37 - Public Health is the foundation on which reposes the happiness of the people and the power of a country. The care of the public health is the first duty of a statesman.
Page 86 - Let our artists rather be those who are gifted to discern the true nature of beauty and grace; then will our youth dwell in a land of health, amid fair sights and sounds; and beauty, the effluence of fair works, will meet the sense like a breeze, and insensibly draw the soul even in childhood into harmony with the beauty of reason.
Page 95 - Bee to Canterbury, Art, under his auspices, produced alike the stern grandeur of Caen and Ely and the brilliant gorgeousness of Palermo and Monreale. In a word, the indomitable vigour of the Scandinavian, joined to the buoyant vivacity of the Gaul, produced the conquering and ruling race of Europe.
Page 68 - ... and dysentery, at one period so rife, are unknown, and leprosy has long since disappeared. The death-rate is considerably reduced, and the expectancy of life enhanced. Water is purer, food is more varied and nutritious, clothing is better adapted to the climate, the noxious character of many occupations has been mitigated, and the mental, moral, and physical aspects of the people altogether improved ; education is general, a better form of government prevails, and the social conditions, are far...
Page 95 - The Negro now born in the United States has much the same natural faculties as his distant cousin who is born in Africa. The effect of his transplantation being ineffective in changing his nature, but very effective in increasing his numbers, in enlarging the range of his distribution, and in destroying native American races.
Page 63 - ... disease, send to the medical officer of health for the district a certificate stating the name of the patient, the situation of the building, and the infectious disease from which, in iht; opinion of such medical practitioner, the patient is suffering.
Page 69 - ... yet we can make the soil upon which its seed is sown so inhospitable as to render it sterile. The scope and objects of Preventive Medicine are not limited to the removing of conditions which give rise to zymotic disease, nor even of those which compromise otherwise the physical welfare of mankind, but should extend as well to a consideration of the best means of controlling or obviating those which, attending the strain and struggle for existence, involve...
Page 77 - Sweden rabies was at one time a somewhat common disease, and from 8 to 10 people died annually of hydrophobia; but (muzzling being enforced and the importation of dogs prevented) rabies has been unknown for many years, and no deaths from hydrophobia have occurred since 1870. In...

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