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Good Neighbors; A Study in Vocational and Community Hygiene (Paperback) Loot Price: R469 Discovery Miles 4 690
Good Neighbors; A Study in Vocational and Community Hygiene (Paperback): Mary S. Haviland
Good Neighbors; A Study in Vocational and Community Hygiene (Paperback): Mary S. Haviland

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Good Neighbors; A Study in Vocational and Community Hygiene (Paperback)

Mary S. Haviland

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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. 1922 Excerpt: ...fall, how dry and burnt-up the air seems? Such very dry air dries out the moist lining of our noses and throats and makes thera feel sore and ticklish. When the nose and throat are dry, they are more likely to catch the germs of colds and other diseases. It is a good idea to set a pan of water on the register, stove, or radiator, so that the dry air will be moistened by its evaporation. But even if air is fresh and moving, neither too hot nor too cold, and moist enough, it can still be unfit to breathe, because of dust and dirt. Did you ever stop to think how much dirt is being thrown into the air all the time? Careless people sweep dust out of the front door into the street. The uncovered ash-wagon goes along scattering a cloud of fine ashes behind it. The factory burns soft coal and sends a great mass of inky smoke into the sky. The automobiles speed down the street leaving a vile smelling blue trail on the air. The boy spits on the sidewalk. The saliva dries into little scales, Which the wind whirls away and throws into someone else's face. In the country, dirt is quickly blown away across the fields, but in the city, it travels up one narrow street and down another, and the high buildings prevent its ever being really swept away. Of course, it is always dirtiest nearest to the ground. That is why the air on the top floor is so much better than in the basement. The doctors tell us that very few actual disease germs are carried by the air, but certainly, such dirty, smoky, ill-smelling air is not good for anyone, and makes him more likely to "catch" any disease germ that may happen to come his way. The dirt scratches our noses and throats, the bad smells sicken us and the smoke shuts out the sunshine and makes us "blue." Besides all th...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: December 2009
Authors: Mary S. Haviland
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-55464-3
Barcode: 9781150554643
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-55464-9

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