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Lues Of The Esophagus

Esophageal syphilis is a rather rare affection, and may show ...

Diet

I have little to say with regard to _diet_, at least to physi...

Nostrils The

The disease called Polypus, affecting the mouth or nostril wit...

Onion Cases

All too many of my cases are what I privately refer to as oni...

Complications And After-effects Of Bronchoscopy

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Length Of Bath

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Paralysis

Bilateral abductor laryngeal paralysis causes severe stenosi...

Continuation Of Packs Convalescence

Whether the eruption appear or not, the packs should be conti...

Ankle Swelling

When long continued in connection with disease or accident, th...

Bradycardia

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Our Telephone Exchange And Its Cables

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Teeth

In order to prevent decay, the teeth should be carefully brush...

Ulcers

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The Surgical Form Of The Male And Female Axillae Compared

Certain characteristic features mark those differences which ...

The Rational Care Of Self

A WOMAN who had had some weeks of especially difficul...

Brain Exercise

Proper exercise for the brain is most important. But this is n...

Exercise

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Diabetes A Kidney Disease

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The Inward And The Outward Current

I have already said that when the conducting-cords are of equ...

Hair Coming Off

There are many forms of this disfiguring trouble, both in the ...



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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