The Education Of American Girls; Considered In A Series Of Essays by Anna Callender Brackett

The Education Of American Girls; Considered In A Series Of Essays

byAnna Callender Brackett

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...He relates a certain number of cases, interesting in themselves, but whose histories are lacking in many important details, where healthy girls, whose menstruation was at first perfectly normal, became, after two or three years' study at school, liable to monthly haemorrhages, so excessive that their health was completely undermined. No organic cause for such disorder could be discovered. By interruption of study, rest, amusement, travel, the haemorrhages were diminished, the health restored. In several of these cases, however, resumption of study on the old plan was followed by the immediate return of all the' previous accidents, and often the constitution was entirely ruined.-We think that this argument might be exactly paralleled by the following, which should prove whiskydrinking to be an efficient cause of yellow fever. A physician might select twenty cases of men, personally known to him, who had lived twenty and thirty years in Hew York or Boston, and never had yellow fever. During this time they had taken little or no whisky, but afterwards, removing to New Orleans, they fell into the habit of drinking, and, at varying intervals from that date, caught the fever, and in many instances, died. Therefore, fever was due, at least in these cases, to the newly contracted habit of drinking whisky.-A and-B=-C-A + B = C. Therefore, C = A. I use the term efficient in a technical sense, as meaning allsufficient to produce the given effect, without the intervention of any other cause. Hamerton, in his little book on the intellectual life, accuses women, even the bright and intelligent among them, of a " plentiful lack " of intellectual curiosity. If their attention is attracted to a phenomenon, they rarely inquire as to its cause. If an...

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Title:The Education Of American Girls; Considered In A Series Of EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217347223

ISBN - 13:9780217347228

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