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Illustrations

I shall give a couple of illustrations: In the winter of 1...

The Digestive System

How the Food Reaches the Stomach. Our body, then, has an open...

Dyspepsia

See Indigestion. ...

How To Be Ill And Get Well

ILLNESS seems to be one of the hardest things to happ...

Venous Pressure

The venous pressure, after a long neglect, is now again being...

Adherent Pericarditis

Following dry pericarditis or pericarditis with an exudate, ...

Brain Inflammation Of

This arises often from over-schooling of young boys and girls....

Poisoning Blood

Where this arises from a more or less putrid wound, what is ai...

Aortic Stenosis Aortic Obstruction

Valvular disease at the aortic orifice is much less common th...

Rupture

The abdomen is formed of a series of rings containing the bowe...

Preliminary Remarks

The author wishes to caution the reader not to rely merely on...

Diet For The Acutely Ill

The acutely ill person experiences occasional attacks of dist...

Infant Nursing

A mother who has had strength to bear a child is, as a rule, q...

The Unrelenting Boredom Of Fasting

Then there's the unrelenting boredom of fasting. Most people ...

The Direction Of The Body In Locomotion

LIFTING brings us to the use of the entire body, whic...

Nervousness

This frequent and distressing trouble is to be traced to a sta...

Breathing Correct Method Of

The capacity of an ordinary pair of lungs is about 250 cubic i...

The Habit Of Illness

IT is surprising how many invalids there are who have...

Papilloma Forceps

Papillomata do not infiltrate; but superficial repullulation...

How To Conquer Consumption

Different Forms of Tuberculosis. The terrible disease tubercu...



Climate And Soil






Source: Papers On Health

The soil on which one lives is a matter of primary
importance; it may be a matter of life or death for a weakly person,
but it is important for every one. First, as regards the subsoil on
which a house is built. If this be clay, or impervious rock, then no
possible system of drainage can make the site a dry one; this condition
of affairs will be very bad indeed for health. No house should be built
on such a soil if at all possible to avoid it. Light open gravel and
sand, as subsoil, make the very best health conditions. The surface
soil is also important. If this be such that streets and garden walks
dry quickly after rain, you have elements of health; if they remain
long wet, then you have elements of unhealthiness. If the soil be
right, then the climate is to be considered. The mere situation of two
houses, only half a mile apart, will make all the difference in this,
and should be carefully watched. A house sheltered on the south and
west, exposed to the north and east, is badly situated; the opposite
exposure is usually good. Plenty of sun should fall upon the house all
day, and on all sides, if that be possible. Yet it must be seen that no
hollow or stagnant air be chosen; it is nearly as bad as stagnant
water, for in mild winds, dryness of soil and air, and abundant sun,
lie much virtue for health and healing.





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