Domestic Economy; Comprising The Laws Of Health In Their Application To Home Life And Work

Paperback | July 9, 2012

bySir Arthur Newsholme

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... the house will receive attention, hereafter. In choosing a site for a house, where choice is possible, the neighbourhood should be carefully selected. This is determined largely by considerations of rent, and of nearness to the daily work of the bread-winner. In towns the latter consideration is diminishing in importance, as, owing to the large number of cheap workmen's trains, it is now possible to have daily work in the heart of a great city and yet live in a pretty cottage in a semi-rural district. Where it is necessary to live in a crowded district there ia danger of the overcrowding of a family in rooms forming part of an insanitary house. Under these circumstances it is much better to live in a self-contained suite of rooms in a block dwelling, such as are provided by the Peabody Trust. Care should be taken, however, to ensure that the rooms to be occupied are not overshadowed by other rooms, and that sunlight and air have free access. For the sake of the children it is desirable that the home should not be too remote from a school, or the journey to school may be too long, especially in inclement weather. The aspect of a house should be such as to allow free access of light and air. The house should not be hemmed in closely by surrounding houses, walls, or trees. A southerly or southwesterly aspect receives most sunshine. The north aspect is the best for larders, where coolness is desirable. An easterly aspect should be avoided for bedrooms, especially for invalids. The nature of the soil 0:1 which houses are built has considerable influence on the health of the people living in them. So also have the slope of the soil and its altitude in relation to surrounding parts. Speaking generally, the driest soils are the healthiest, and therefore...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... the house will receive attention, hereafter. In choosing a site for a house, where choice is possible, the neighbourho...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021720306X

ISBN - 13:9780217203067

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