Wiley's Health Series: Nutrition, Hygiene, Physiology, Volume 1

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Page 61 - Full many a man both young and old Has gone to his sarcophagus By pouring water icy cold Adown his hot esophagus." This would be, he thinks, a good prophylactic motto for the popular soda fountain. The druggist also should not allow himself to keep a saloon, and he should not sell the remedies in which the principal ingredient is alcohol.
Page 157 - ... leisure provides a conceptual framework for leisure, viewing it as uncommitted time and synonymous with play. This reviewer found Dr. Haun's presentation particularly well done both in writing style and content. In his closing remarks he makes the following observation: We must believe and assert that there is a time for work and a time for play...
Page 136 - The flowing of blood can usually be checked by pressing the thumbs firmly down on both sides of the wound upon the blood vessel that has been cut. Sometimes it is necessary to twist a knotted handkerchief tightly about the limb with the knot over the bleeding vessel, and pressing upon it, as in the picture on the opposite page. If the blood is of a bright red color, and if it comes in jets, in tune with the heart beat, an artery has been cut and the handkerchief must be tied between the wound and...
Page 20 - ... should breathe pure air and in the greatest possible quantity. Let me urge you all to add breathing exercises to your therapeutic armamentarium, for all the mechanical functions of the body are naturally benefited by it and life-giving oxygen is the most priceless gift in nature. We must recognize the relation between the action of the lungs and the action of the heart, and how by the developing of the lungs we strengthen the heart. The heart, which is called upon to work at a rate of 1 8 to...
Page 5 - ... hand may feel the heart striking the ribs as it contracts,— a feeling called the impulse, or, if quicker and stronger than usual, palpitation. This is not always a sign of disease, but in hypochondriacs is often an effect of the mind on the nerves of the heart.— MAPOTHER. Chambers of the Heart. A, right ventricle; B, left ventricle ; C, right auricle ; D, left auricle; E...
Page 115 - ... §9 of the Factory and Workshop Act, 1901. 2. There shall be sufficient and suitable washing accommodation for the use of all persons employed in cleaning or preparing fruit. 3. In each room in which women or young persons are employed in pursuance of the special exception : (a) There shall be not less than 400 cubic feet of air space for each person employed in the room.
Page 48 - ... touch to the nerve centers and to the brain. We can tell by touch whether things are hard or soft, hot or cold. Thus to a great extent it is through the skin that we become acquainted with the outside world. Blind people, through their sense of touch, read with their fingers. What is the structure of the skin? The outer layer of the skin is called the cuticle or epidermis. This tough, outer layer is constantly being rubbed off, while materials for a new outer layer form under it.
Page 45 - Generally the bulb of the thermometer is placed under the tongue and the mouth is tightly closed.
Page 53 - In order to get the temperature of the gas in the bell accurately, the temperature of the liquid should be as nearly as possible the same as that of the gas. Movement of the bell is usually read directly with the help of a suitable scale and some form of sighting device to insure accuracy in reading the scale.

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