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The Maintenance of Health - A Medical Work for Lay Readers
John Milner Fothergill
No preview available - 2010
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Page 397 - There are some hereditary strokes of character, by which a family may be as clearly distinguished, as by the blackest features of the human face.
Page 397 - The character of the reputed ancestors of some men has made it possible for their descendants to be vicious in the extreme without being degenerate. Those of your Grace, for instance, left no distressing examples of virtue even to their legitimate posterity, and you may look back with pleasure to an illustrious pedigree in which heraldry has not left a single ;gooil quality upon record to insult or upbraid you*.
Page 191 - God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of those who hate me ; and show mercy unto thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Page 397 - First lived and died a hypocrite. Charles the Second was a hypocrite of another sort, and should have died upon the same scaffold. At the distance of a century, we see their different characters happily revived and blended in your grace. Sullen and severe without religion, profligate without gayety, you live like Charles the Second, without being an amiable companion; and, for aught I know, may die as his father did, without the reputation of a martyr.
Page 162 - My opinion is, that neither spirit, wine, nor malt liquor is necessary for health. The healthiest army I ever served with had not a single drop of any of them ; and although it was exposed to all the hardships of Kaffir warfare at the Cape of Good Hope, in wet and inclement weather, without tents or shelter of any kind, the sick-list seldom exceeded one per cent. ; and this continued not only throughout the whole of the active operations in the field during the campaign, but after the men were collected...
Page 336 - In other words, the fatality of small-pox in Copenhagen is but an eleventh of what it was ; in Sweden little over a thirteenth ; in Berlin and in large parts of Austria, but a twentieth ; in Westphalia but a twenty-fifth. In the last named instance, there now die of small-pox but four persons, where formerly there died a hundred.
Page 140 - Our clothing is merely an equivalent for a certain amount of food. The more -warmly we are clothed the less urgent becomes the appetite for food, because the loss of heat by cooling, and consequently the amount of heat to be supplied by the food, is diminished.
Page 132 - The hnnt-^d deer will outrun the leopard in a fair and open chase, because the work supplied to its muscles by the vegetable food is capable of being given out continuously for a long period of time; but in a sudden rush at a near distance, the leopard will infallibly overtake the deer, because its fleshfood stores up in the blood a reserve of force capable of being given out instantaneously in the form of exceedingly rapid muscular action.
Page 147 - Protection against Cold. — For equal thicknesses, wool is much superior to either cotton or linen, and should be worn for all under clothing. In cases of extreme cold, besides wool, leather or waterproof clothing is useful. Cotton and linen are nearly equal. Protection against Heat. — Texture has nothing to do with protection from the direct solar rays ; this depends entirely on color. White is the best color ; then gray...