Practical Health Lessons Volume 2 by Eugene A. HeilmanPractical Health Lessons Volume 2 by Eugene A. Heilman

Practical Health Lessons Volume 2

byEugene A. Heilman

Paperback | May 20, 2014

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER DC PUBLIC HYGIENE 166. Importance of Public Health Work.--Many of the things on which our health depends are things that each of us must attend to himself. Each person must guard his own health in such matters as eating and drinking, outdoor exercise, cleanliness, rest, and sleep. These things are a part of personal hygiene. It is not possible, however, for any person to guard himself against all of the things that may affect his health unless he lives entirely alone and never has any dealings with anyone else. No matter how careful he may be himself, he cannot protect his health against the ignorance or carelessness of others, especially if he lives in the city. The milk he drinks may have come from diseased cows and his drinking-water may be full of typhoid germs. The stranger who sits down beside him in the car may be carrying the germs of smallpox or scarlet fever. The air he breathes may be full of dust, smoke, or foul odors. To guard ourselves against these things we must all work together. No one can do it alone. To protect our health in matters like these requires the united action of the Whole community--the whole group of people who live together in a town or city. In other words, these things must be attended to by our government--some of them by our city or county government, some by the state government, and some by the United States Government. These things are a part of public hygiene. It is only in recent years that we have come to understand how important and how necessary it is for the government to care for the health of the people. For a long time it was thought that the principal business of the government was to maintain order and to punish crime. But today our city and state governments spend much more...
Title:Practical Health Lessons Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217034144

ISBN - 13:9780217034142