T.B.: Playing the Lone Game Consumption

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Journal of the Outdoor life publishing Company, 1915 - Consumption - 73 pages
 

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Page 7 - If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions : I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.
Page 74 - If you were never able to go through any active exertion, or to write a single line except an occasional letter, or to exercise any influence over mankind except the influence of your thoughts and feelings upon your children and upon those by whom you are personally known and valued, you would still be, I sincerely think, the most useful man I know.
Page 15 - From the foregoing it will be seen that I am in favor of treating tuberculous patients near their homes, and in the same or nearly the same climate as that in which they will have to live and work after their restoration to health.
Page 16 - No advanced worker in this line would today, as was formerly done, place climate first in the order of therapeutic measures. Let it never be forgotten that hygiene, diet, teaching and supervision must always come first, but granted that they are properly attended to, then enters the powerful role of climate reinforcing and accentuating the effects of these other measures and yielding results that cannot be approached even with the same care and watching and food in less favorable climates.
Page 72 - It was a terrible mistake." I did not feel at the time that it was a mistake, and my continued residence in a resort country has confirmed that feeling. While none of us is eagerly inviting death, yet we have a conviction that death to manhood is a more serious thing than death to the man. This young man passed away nobly. The spirit of selfishness had not crushed out the spirit of responsibility for others — even an unknown child. He died, in a high adventure, a hero. Do not misunderstand me....
Page 70 - Rockies; it was near the rancher's home in which I had boarded for three summers, and his wife would be glad to take me as a permanent table-boarder ; daily automobile service past my door would make it easy, on necessity, to get to the railroad, sixteen miles below, and so on to Denver; the tonic value of the gorgeous panorama that Nature is always exhibiting in these hills, the absence of dust and smoke that usually accompany city life, and, positively, the presence of the pine aroma; the reduction...
Page 72 - ... financing him does not fall too heavily on those unable to bear it.) But there comes a time — it may be as early as the end of the second year, or as late as the sixth or seventh year — when, instead of the risk's being a mistake, it is right. The end of life is a bigger thing than the mere prolongation of one's days. Health is the best means of achieving that end fully, and so it is man's duty to get health. When, however, one has put up one's best fight for it, and the chances at last...

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