Health habits: by M.V. O'Shea and J.H. Kellogg, Volume 1

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Macmillan, 1915 - Hygiene - 216 pages
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Page 172 - The red medicine with the skin adhering to it (being about three inches long) is tied up in a bundle, which is worn 'nusiaqla' like a coiled lariat, with one end over the left shoulder, and the other under the right arm.* Each of the four singers has a gourd rattle, a bow, and an arrow. He holds the bow, which is whitened, in his left hand, and the rattle and arrow in his right. He strikes the arrow against the bow-string as he shakes the rattle. All the members have whistles or flutes, some of which...
Page 163 - All skin, even the thinnest, is made up of two layers. The outer layer is called the epidermis.
Page 159 - To keep the fingers out of the mouth and also out of the nose and eyes. By experiments made with a drinking cup in a city school, it was found that in a space no larger than the head of a pin on the brim of a cup which had been in use for nine days, there were over one thousand bacteria. It was estimated that the edge of the cup likely to be touched by the lips in drinking bore not less than five million germs. In one school twenty-four persons who drank from a cup that had been used by...
Page 209 - See experience.) 1. a trial or special observation made to confirm or disprove something doubtful, especially one under conditions determined by the experimenter; an act or operation undertaken in order to discover some unknown principle or effect, or to test, establish, or illustrate some suggested or known truth; proof; as, a laboratory experiment; social experiments . 2.
Page 218 - To renew the (barge, book must be brought to the desk. TWO WEEK BOOK DO NOT RETURN BOOKS ON SUNDAY DATE DUE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 3 901 5...
Page 98 - ... these means, the cavity of the chest is made larger and air rushes in through the nose or mouth to fill the space. When the muscles stop pulling, the walls of the chest fall back again to their usual position and the diaphragm rises. The cavity of the chest then becomes smaller and the air is forced out through the nose or mouth. This process is repeated every time we breathe.
Page 91 - ... cold, so that it is difficult to keep the feet warm. It is much better to have the air warmed by a furnace or some similar means, before it enters the rooms. There ought also to be in each room a register to take the foul air out, so that it will not be necessary to open the windows. This register should be placed at the floor, because when the pure air enters the room warm, it first rises to the upper part of the room, and then as it cools and at the same time becomes impure, it settles to the...
Page 82 - 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.
Page 137 - This is found to be true not only of those who use whiskey and other strong liquors, but also of those who use fermented drinks, as wine and beer. Beer drinkers are much more likely to suffer from disease than those who are strictly temperate. It is often noticed by physicians that when a beer-drinker...
Page 5 - ... have only begun to study the beautiful house in which we live, and yet have we not learned enough to show us how great and wise is the Creator who made us and all the wonderful machinery within our bodies ? If some one should give you a beautiful present, would you treat it carelessly and spoil it, or would you take good care of it and keep it nice as long as possible ? Ought we not to take such care of our bodies as to keep them in that perfect and beautiful condition in which our kind and good...

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