Civics and health

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Ginn and Company, 1909 - 411 pages
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Page 114 - O wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as ithers see us ! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, And foolish notion : What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us, And ev'n devotion!
Page 399 - I'd rather laugh, a bright-haired boy, Than reign, a gray-beard king. Off with the spoils of wrinkled age ! Away with Learning's crown ! Tear out life's Wisdom-written page, And dash its trophies down ! One moment let my life-blood stream From boyhood's fount of flame ! Give me one giddy...
Page 128 - Training in ambidexterity is training contrary to a law of child life. 4. Boys of school age at the Bridewell are inferior in all physical measurements to boys in the ordinary schools, and this inferiority seems to increase with age. 5. Defects of sight and hearing are more numerous among the dull and backward pupils. These defects should be taken into consideration in the seating of pupils. Only by removing the defects can the best advancement of the pupils be secured. 6. The number of eye and ear...
Page 135 - To lessen the burden of unproductive years by increasing the average age at death. "3. To decrease the burden of death on the productive years by increasing the age at death. "4. To lessen the cost of sickness. It is estimated that if illness in the United States could be reduced one-third, nearly $500,000,000 would be saved annually. " 5. To decrease the amounts spent on criminality that can be traced to overcrowded, unwholesome, and unhygienic environment.
Page 192 - English language and that in his opinion the child is fourteen years of age or upwards and has reached the normal development of a child of its age, and is in sound health and is physically able to perform the work which it intends to do.
Page 399 - I'd rather laugh a bright-haired boy, Than reign a gray-beard king! Off with the wrinkled spoils of age, Away with learning's crown, Tear out life's wisdom-written page, And dash its trophies down! One moment let my life-blood stream From boyhood's fount of flame; Give me one giddy, reeling dream Of life all love and fame! My listening angel heard the prayer, And, calmly smiling, said, "If I but touch thy silvered hair, Thy hasty wish hath sped. "But is there nothing in thy track To bid thee fondly...
Page 127 - ... year, so far as it relates to them, confirmed these deductions, except as to the age, when great differentiation of the sexes in endurance begins. To these certain other conclusions are added, not as settled beyond any possibility of modification, but yet as being fairly indicated by these tests. 1. The pubescent period is characterized by great and rapid changes in height, weight, strength of grip, vital capacity and endurance. There seems to accompany this physical activity a corresponding...
Page 329 - But these are all lies : men have died from time to time and worms have eaten them, but not for love.
Page 223 - Consumption is a disease of the lungs, which is taken from others, and is not simply caused by colds, although a cold may make it easier to take the disease. It is caused by very minute germs, which usually enter the body with the air breathed. The matter which consumptives cough or spit up contains these germs in great numbers ó frequently millions are discharged in a single day. This matter, spit upon the floor, wall or elsewhere, dries and is apt to...
Page 47 - I have never yet ascertained, in the course of my uncommercial travels, why a Refractory habit should affect the tonsils and uvula; but, I have always observed that Refractories of both sexes and every grade, between a Ragged School and the Old Bailey, have one voice, in which the tonsils and uvula gain a diseased ascendancy. " Five pound indeed ! I hain'ta going fur to pick five pound," said the Chief of the Refractories, keeping time to herself with her head and chin.

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