Training the Boy: By William A. McKeever

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Macmillan, 1913 - Boys - 368 pages
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Page 190 - No certificate shall be granted to any person to teach in any of the public schools of this state after the 1st day of January, 1886, who has not passed a satisfactory examination in the elements of physiology and hygiene, with special reference to the effects of alcohol stimulants and narcotics upon the human system...
Page 172 - Made 1st Year. 2nd Year. . 3rd Year. 4th Year. . 5th Year . 6th Year. . 7th Year. . 8th Year..
Page 189 - For years I have been dealing with alcoholism and morphinism, have gone into their every phase and aspect, have kept careful and minute details of between six and seven thousand cases, and I have, never seen a case, except occasionally with women, which did not have a history of excessive tobacco.
Page 251 - ... occupation. Not when a child is fourteen or sixteen years of age, but when he possesses the maturity of body and mind proper to a normal child of that age, should he be released from the guardianship of the state or the community. Child-labor laws should be so modified as to meet this requirement. 9. The increasing complexity of our social and economic conditions makes it constantly more difficult, for young people to decide upon the vocations which are best for them to follow, and to search...
Page 251 - ... conditions makes it constantly more difficult, for young people to decide upon the vocations which are best for them to follow, and to search out the opportunities to prepare themselves for and to enter upon such vocations. Our public educational system should, therefore, make provision for instructing our youth concerning the various occupations, and the advantages which the several employments offer; and, in addition, boys and girls and their parents should, when they desire it, be able to...
Page 204 - In the first place, all conduct springs ultimately and radically out of native instincts and impulses. We must know what these instincts and impulses are and what they are at each particular stage of the child's development, in order to know what to appeal to and what to build upon.
Page 267 - Teaching employed persons the science of their trades or professions ; preparing misplaced and dissatisfied people for congenial or better-paying work; giving young unemployed persons the training necessary to enable them to start at good salaries in chosen vocations." Many of the courses offered come under the present investigation as continuation or preparatory study. The textbooks are prepared especially for home study, and instruction is given by correspondence. The time required to complete...
Page 189 - He is likely to go to alcohol to soothe the muscular unrest, to blunt the irritation he has received from tobacco. From alcohol he goes to morphine for the same reason. The nervous condition due to excessive drinking is allayed by morphine, just as the nervous condition due to excessive smoking is allayed by alcohol. Morphine is the legitimate consequence of alcohol, and alcohol is the legitimate consequence of tobacco. Cigarettes, drink, opium, is the logical and regular series.
Page 189 - ... alcoholism and morphinism, have gone into their every phase and aspect, have kept careful and minute details of between six and seven thousand cases, and I have never seen a case except occasionally with women, which did not have a history of excessive tobacco. A boy always starts smoking before he starts drinking. If he is disposed to drink, that disposition will be increased by smoking, because the action of tobacco makes it normal for him to feel the need of stimulation. He is likely to go...
Page 350 - Indians; we explore the heavens above, the earth beneath, and the waters under the earth — all these we do, and much more without the waving of bloody shirts or the planting of party platforms.

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