Anatomy, physiology and hygiene for high schools

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American Book Company, 1900 - Science - 320 pages
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Page 13 - Not in the world of light alone, Where God has built His blazing throne, Nor yet alone in earth below, With belted seas that come and go, And endless isles of sunlit green, Is all thy Maker's glory seen : Look in upon thy wondrous frame, — Eternal wisdom still the same...
Page 4 - Domini eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, who has not passed a satisfactory examination in physiology and hygiene, with special reference to the nature and effects of alcoholic drinks and other narcotics upon the human system.
Page 265 - With Earth's first Clay They did the Last Man knead, And there of the Last Harvest sow'd the Seed : And the first Morning of Creation wrote What the Last Dawn of Reckoning shall read.
Page 11 - But heard are the Voices, Heard are the Sages, The Worlds and the Ages: " Choose well ; your choice is Brief, and yet endless. Here eyes do regard you, In Eternity's stillness; Here is all fulness, Ye brave, to reward you; Work, and despair not.
Page 281 - Typhoid fever. Unlike typhus fever, typhoid fever is not often contracted directly from the sick person, but usually from the discharges from the bowels of the sick person. These should always be properly disinfected. Undisinfected discharges, if dried and formed into dust, may spread the disease through the air. The chief source of danger, however, is believed to be drinking water contaminated by sewage or leachings from privies, etc. The germs of typhoid fever are killed by boiling. All suspected...
Page 61 - There is no truth in medicine better established than the fact that the use of fermented liquors is the most powerful of all the predisposing causes of gout ; nay, so powerful, that it may be a question whether gout would ever have been known to mankind had such beverages not been indulged in.
Page 208 - Whenever a case of yellow fever occurs in camp, the troops should be promptly moved to a fresh camping ground located a mile or more from infected camp. No doubt typhoid fever, camp diarrhea, and probably yellow fever are frequently communicated to soldiers in camp through the agency of flies, which swarm about fecal matter and filth of all kinds deposited upon the ground or in shallow pits...
Page 281 - ... after exposure to the inhalation of cold air). Care should always be taken to destroy or disinfect all sputa of those who have pneumonia. Influenza is now believed to be spread by a germ which finds its way from infected handkerchiefs and other articles and places, into the nose, throat and air passages of persons susceptible to this disease. The measures for its restriction are therefore obvious — isolation and disinfection. Diphtheria is spread by the sputa, saliva, and whatever comes from...
Page 280 - Consumption is now known to be a communicable disease. It is spread by the dust of dried sputa, and also by milk and meat of tuberculous animals. The most important measure for the restriction of consumption is the disinfection or destruction of all sputa of every consumptive person. It is best that all persons who have a cough should carry small pieces of cloth (each just large enough to properly receive one sputum) and paraffined paper envelopes or wrappers in which the cloth, as soon as once used,...
Page 208 - No doubt typhoid fever, camp diarrhea, and probably yellow fever are frequently communicated to soldiers in camp through the agency of flies, which swarm about fecal matter and filth of all kinds deposited upon the ground or in shallow pits, and directly convey infectious material, attached to their feet or contained in their excreta, to the food which is exposed while being prepared at the company kitchens or while being served in the mess tent. It is for this reason that a strict sanitary police...

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