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Page 2 - stereotyped and printed by rand, avery, & co. "An American female constitution, which collapses just in the middle third of life, and comes out vulcanized India-rubber, if it happen to live through the period when health and strength are most wanted." Oliver Wendell Holmes: Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. "He reverenced and upheld, in every form in which it came
Page 121 - disabled to a greater or less degree, or fatally injured, by these causes, is such as to excite the gravest alarm, and to demand the serious attention of the community. The preceding physiological and pathological data naturally open the way to a consideration of the co-education of the sexes.
Page 1 - A FAIR CHANCE FOR THE GIRLS. BY EDWARD H. CLARKE, MD, MEMBER OF THE MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOCIETY; FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES; LATE PROFESSOR OF MATERIA MEDICA
Page 124 - or periodical order, which must be recognized and obeyed. " In this recognition of the chronometry of organic process, there is unquestionably great promise for the future ; for it is plain that the observance of time in the motions of organic molecules is as certain and universal, if not as exact, as that of the heavenly bodies.
Page 159 - minutes' recess is given after every hour. To these hours, we must add the time spent in study out of school. This, for some reason, nearly always exceeds the time stated by teachers to be necessary; and most girls between the age of thirteen and seventeen thus expend two or three hours.
Page 33 - are a source of strength and power to her. If neglected and mismanaged, they retaliate upon their possessor with weakness and disease, as well of the mind as of the body. God was not in error, when, after Eve's creation, he looked upon his work, and
Page 115 - physiologists, has recently borne most emphatic testimony to the evils we have pointed out: " Worst of all," he says, " to my mind, most destructive in every way, is the American view of female education. The time taken for the more- serious instruction of girls extends to the age of eighteen, and rarely over this. During these years, they are undergoing such organic development
Page 144 - 1,666 ; and in 1870, to 1,568. The total decline in the forty years was 384, or about 20 per cent of the whole proportional number in 1830, a generation ago. The United-States census of 1870 shows that there is, in the city of New York, but one child under fifteen years of age, to each thousand nubile women, when
Page 28 - naturae has wonderful efficacy when allowed free play; and perhaps the time may come when the worst cases shall deem it a plain duty to curse no future generations with the damnosa hereditas, which has caused such bitter wretchedness to themselves." * The second consideration is the acknowledged influence of beauty.
Page 62 - may be found in every walk of life. On the luxurious couches of Beacon Street; in the palaces of Fifth Avenue; among the classes of our private, common, and normal schools; among the female graduates of our colleges ; behind the counters of Washington Street and Broadway; in our factories, workshops,