First Book in Physiology and Hygiene, Book 1

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American Book Company, 1888 - Health - 174 pages
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Page 128 - We say that we see with our eyes, hear with our ears, feel with our fingers, etc.
Page 48 - IF you place your hand on the left side of your chest, you will feel something beating.
Page 57 - If we should take a drop of blood from the finger of a person who...
Page 76 - livide into very little pipes, which are so small that they cannot be seen by the naked eye, and these end in the small bladders, or air-cells of the lungs, seen in Figure 5.
Page 32 - Close up under the ribs, on the right side of the body, is a large chocolatecolored organ, called the liver. The liver is about half as large as the head, and is shaped so as to fit snugly into its corner of the abdomen. The chief business of the liver is to make a fluid called bile, which is very necessary for the digestion of our food.
Page 106 - Many of the muscles are not joined to the bones directly, but are made fast to them by means of firm cords called tendons. If you will place the thumb of your left hand upon the wrist of the right hand, and then work the fingers of the right hand, you may feel these cords moving underneath the skin.
Page 142 - The ear divides naturally into three parts: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. The inner ear contains the semicircular canals and the cochlea.
Page 14 - Beef and mutton may be diseased also. Sheep and cattle are sometimes sick of diseases very much like those which human beings have. Meat which is pale, yellowish, or of a dark red color, is unhealthful, and should not be eaten. Meat should never be eaten raw. It should always be well cooked.
Page 75 - If one sleeps out-of-doors in winter, how may he keep his body warm in the coldest weather ? CHAPTER X FRESH AIR INDOORS A PERSON may go without eating for a month, or without drinking for several days, and still live ; but if a strong man were deprived of air, he would die in a few minutes. We have seen that the best air is outdoor air.

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