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A Treatise on Hygiene and Public Health Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R783
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A Treatise on Hygiene and Public Health Volume 1 (Paperback): Albert Henry Buck
A Treatise on Hygiene and Public Health Volume 1 (Paperback): Albert Henry Buck

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A Treatise on Hygiene and Public Health Volume 1 (Paperback)

Albert Henry Buck

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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. 1879 Excerpt: ...is generally agreed, however, that the clothing worn at night should be loose, easy-fitting, and light. To this end the bed-room should not be too cold. There is a widespread delusion among otherwise intelligent people to the effect that cold air is necessarily fresh air. But this is far from true; a bed-room into which a gentle current of fresh and warmed air has been passing the night long is much more likely to be free from foul air in the morning than the same room with all heat turned off and hermetically closed. There is also much less danger of catching cold in a slightly-warmed bed-room while dressing and undressing. If the atmosphere of the bed-room is too cold, an extra quantity of covering must be placed upon the bed, tending to impede the free breathing of the sleeper, and to prevent, to some extent, ready transpiration from the skin. Many persons who wear woollen material next the skin through the day are accustomed to substitute linen or cotton underclothing at night. I think this unadvisable, as the change is too great. The same underclothing should not be worn day and night. A fresh garment should be worn next the skin while in bed; and the day garment, if not cast off as soiled, should be thoroughly aired through the night. The night-gown, or bed-gown, should be preferably made of cotton, loose, especially about the neck, and, in winter, quite long, as the feet and legs demand special protection from cold during the night. 1 The following bill was introduced into the New York legislature during its last session: Section 1. Any person who shall manufacture for sale, or who shall knowingly sell or permit to be sold by another for his benefit any poisoned or poisonous goods or garments injurious or dangerous to health, shall, for every such of...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Albert Henry Buck
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 360
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-18597-3
Barcode: 9781130185973
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LSN: 1-130-18597-4

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