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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...matter where it can taint
the air. I have seen young ladies allow the water to stand in vases
of flowers until the air of the room was foul with emanations
therefrom. I have noticed that young ladies who wear corsets often
continue to wear them unwashed so long that the odor of the
perspiration from the axillae announces their presence even before
one sees them. These are but few of many little points of nicety in
regard to our personal habits the sum of which constitutes
cleanliness. I need not remind you that if you engage in the
occupation of street-sweeping as your voluntary contribution toward
the sanitary good of the city, the skirts which you nse for this
purpose should be changed before you enter the drawing-room. You
certainly would not invite the man who is hired to do this work
into your parlor until he had first changed his clothes, and you
certainly must be as untidy as he, even though yours has been a
labor of love where his has been hired service. Of course, it is
evident that each of yon also needs to go to the bath as often as
you engage in this occupation. The last cause of unclean blood of
which I have to speak is that very common condition of the
alimentary canal known as obstinate constipation. Ask any physician
what he or she is oftenest called upon to treat among women who
wear corsets, and who spend much time in sedentary, indoor
occupations, or in idleness, and you will find it to be this. It is
the inevitable result of such lives, and the foul breath attending
the condition is only one of many accompaniments, all of which
combine, at frequent intervals, to induce an aching head or a
violent attack of neuralgia in some one or more sets of nerves.
Such people are good patrons of patent pills, and are never
|Country of origin:
Mary J. Studley
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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