Macfadden's Encyclopedia of physical culture, Volume 2

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Physical Culture Publishing Company, 1911
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Page 1172 - A young man died in a Minnesota state institution not long ago, who, five years before, had been one of the most promising young physicians of the West. " Still under thirty years at the time of his commitment to the institution," says the newspaper account of his story, " he had already made three discoveries in nervous diseases that had made him looked up to in his profession. But he smoked cigarettes, — smoked incessantly. For a long time the effects of the habit were not apparent on him. In...
Page 1087 - Any deviation from health in function or structure ; the cause of pain or uneasiness ; distemper ; malady ; sickness ; disorder ; any state of a living body in which the natural functions of the organs are interrupted or disturbed, either by defective or preternatural action, without a disrupture of parts by violence, which is called a wound.
Page 1173 - In factt he is more dangerous; his nerves are apt to give way at any moment. If I find a car running badly. I immediately begin to investigate to find if the man smokes cigarettes. Nine times out of ten he does, and then he goes, for good." EH Harriroan, the head of the Union Pacific Railroad system, says that they "might as well go to a lunatic asylum for their employees as to hire cigarette smokers.
Page 1172 - Anything which impairs one's success capital, which cuts down his achievement and makes him a possible failure when he might have been a grand success, is a crime against him. Anything which benumbs the senses, deadens the sensibilities, dulls the mental faculties, and takes the edge off one's ability, is a deadly enemy, and there is nothing else which effects all this so quickly as the cigarette. It is said that within the past fifty years not a student at Harvard University who used tobacco has...
Page 1093 - The art of curing founded on resemblances : the theory and its practice that disease is cured (Mo, cilo, et jucunde) by remedies which produce on a healthy person effects similar to the symptoms of the complaint under which the patient suffers, the remedies being usually administered in minute doses.
Page 1170 - ... earnings, boys who absolutely refuse to work, who do nothing but gamble and steal, you can not help seeing that there is some direct cause, and a great deal of this boyhood crime, is, in my mind, easy to trace to the deadly cigarette. There is something in the poison of the cigarette that seems to get into the system of the boy and to destroy all moral fiber.
Page 1171 - If not immediately, he is likely to die sooner or later of weak heart, Bright's disease, or some other malady which scientific physicians everywhere now recognize as a natural result of chronic nicotine poisoning." A chemist, not long since, took the tobacco used in an average cigarette and soaked it in several teaspoonfuls of water and then injected a portion of it under the skin of a cat. The cat almost immediately went into convulsions, and died in fifteen minutes. Dogs have been killed with a...
Page 1171 - I injected half the quantity into a frog, with the effect that the frog died almost instantly. The rest was administered to another frog with like effect. Both frogs were full grown, and of average size. The conclusion is evident that a single cigarette contains poison enough to kill two frogs.
Page 1172 - The great business world has taken it up as a deadly enemy of advancement, of achievement. Leading business firms all over the country have put the cigarette on the prohibited list. In Detroit alone, sixty-nine merchants have agreed not to employ the cigarette user. In Chicago, Montgomery Ward and Company, Hibbard, Spencer and Bartlett, and some of the other large concerns have prohibited cigarette smoking among all employees under eighteen years of age. Marshall Field and Company, and the Morgan...
Page 1104 - ... disease was one of the good gifts, for its motive was benevolent and protective. He could not express that more precisely than by saying that if it were not for "disease," the human race would soon be extinct. The lecturer demonstrated his proposition by instances. His first was that of a wound and supervening inflammation, which was a process of cure to be imitated, rather than hindered. Peritonitis, which had always been spoken of as the operating surgeon's deadliest enemy, was in reality his...

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