Christian Ethics; A Text-book For Schools And Colleges

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byDaniel Seely Gregory

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...of a constant supply of pure air, one of prime importance. At the same time, science has shown so clearly the dependence of bodily health and vigor upon perfectly oxygenated blood, and the connection of consumption and a large class of the most terrible diseases with the absence of this, as to convince all intelligent men of the duty of securing a full and constant supply of pure air in order to health. Cleanliness is another of the requirements of self-care. A most important function is performed by the skin of the body, in carrying off the impurities from the blood by the insensible perspiration, and in regulating the temperature of the system. Twenty-eight miles of perspiratory glands and ducts open the way through the skin to the outside world by some seven million mouths. It is estimated that on the average about two pounds of liquid are carried off by the insensible perspiration every twenty-four hours. In times of great exertion, in high temperature, several pounds are sometimes thrown off in an hour. These myriad canals are the chief safety-valves of the human system; and hence on their being kept open by a proper regard to cleanliness depend, in large measure, the vigor and health of the body. Many diseases originate in want of cleanliness, and may be cured by attention to it. So simple a thing as the failure to keep the teeth properly cleansed may result in their loss; may impair the speech and leave the orator shorn of his power; may destroy the digestion and the vigor of the entire system and cut off half of the allotted period of life. So great is the indirect influence of regard for cleanliness on the strength and life of man. It has been remarked, also, that they who are careless about the clean and wholesome state of the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...of a constant supply of pure air, one of prime importance. At the same time, science has shown so clearly the d...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217456561

ISBN - 13:9780217456562

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