The Human Body and Health: An Elementary Text-book of Essential Anatomy, Applied Physiology and Practical Hygiene for Schools

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American Book Company, 1908 - Health education - 320 pages
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Page 285 - That disease, over which science has since achieved a succession of glorious and beneficent victories, was then the most terrible of all the ministers of death. The havoc of the plague...
Page 285 - ... the smallpox was always present, filling the churchyards with corpses, tormenting with constant fears all whom it had not yet stricken, leaving on those whose lives it spared the hideous traces of its power, turning the babe into a changeling at which the mother shuddered, and making the eyes and cheeks of the betrothed maiden objects of horror to the lover.
Page 12 - That the foundation for much of the illness in later life is laid by the boy and girl during school years, and that instruction which helps the pupils to understand the care of the body, and the true value of fresh air, proper food, exercise, and cleanliness, will add much to the wealth of a nation and the happiness of its people.
Page 290 - Do not swap apple cores, candy, chewing gum, half-eaten food, whistles, bean blowers, or anything that is put in the mouth. Peel or wash your fruit before eating it.
Page 6 - God lent His creatures light and air, And waters open to the skies ; Man locks him in a stifling lair, And wonders why his brother dies...
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Page 234 - I say unto you, the sins of the fathers shall be visited upon the children even unto the third and fourth generation.

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