Disturbances of the Heart by Oliver T. Osborne

Author: Oliver T. Osborne
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,019 / 268 pg
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ac Disturbances Blood Pressure Hypertension Hypotension Pericarditis Myocardial Disturbances Endocarditis Chronic Diseases of the Valves Acute Cardiac Symptoms: Acute Heart Attack Diet and Baths in Heart Disease Heart Disease in Children and During Pregnancy Degenerations Cardiovascular Renal Disease Disturbances of the Heart Rate Toxic Disturbances and Heart Rate Miscellaneous Disturbances


Of prime importance in the treatment of diseases of the heart is a determination of the exact, or at least approximately exact, condition of its structures and a determination of its ability to work.

This is not the place to describe its anatomy or its nervous mechanism or the newer instruments of precision in estimating the heart function, but they may be briefly itemized. It has now been known for some time that the primary stimulus of cardiac contraction generally occurs at the upper part of the right auricle, near its junction with the superior vena cava, and that thi

A Dissertation on the Medical Properties and Injurious Effects of the Habitual Use of Tobacco by A. McAllister

I command the serious perusal of the following Essay and Appendix to every man, who wishes to become well informed respecting the properties of tobacco. Whoever uses this substance as a luxury, is bound by a due regard to his own physical welfare to make himself acquainted with its properties and their influence. If any man can soberly peruse the following pages, without conviction that he is “playing with edge-tools,” while he is indulging in the use of tobacco, I must confess his mind to be of a composition different from mine.

Author: A. McAllister
Published: 1830
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,045 / 55 pg
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ee, during the last year. That address, with its accompanying resolutions, now exerts a beneficial influence through a widely extended community. We are cheered by the kind wishes and prayers of the friends of good order, in our efforts to destroy that vice which has not only “walked” through our country “in darkness,” but “wasted at noon-day.” But while we exult in the triumph of correct principles on this subject, do not other vicious indulgences demand our attention? Should we slumber over the mischiefs resulting from such indulgences, while the public look to us as pioneers who should trace out the pathway to health and happiness, and demand from us both precepts and examples of sobriety and virtue? Unfortunately, in all our attempts to abolish practices prejudicial to the best interests of man, we are compelled, in the outset, to encounter our own inveterate habits–habits which rise up in mutiny against reformation, and with clamorous note forbid us to proceed. Are we so fortunate as to be free

Discourses on a Sober and Temperate Life by Luigi Cornaro

Author: Luigi Cornaro
Published: 1779
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,777 / 67 pg
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>Having thus recovered my health, I began seriously to consider the power of temperance, and say to myself, that if this virtue had efficacy enough to subdue such grievous disorders as mine, it must have still greater to preserve me in health, to help my bad constitution, and comfort my very weak stomach. I therefore applied myself diligently to discover what kinds of food suited me best. But, first, I resolved to try, whether those, which pleased my palate, agreed or disagreed with my stomach, in order to judge for myself of the truth of that proverb, which I once held true, and is universally held as such in the highest degree, insomuch that epicures, who give a loose to their appetites, lay it down as a fundamental maxim. This proverb is, that whatever pleases the palate, must agree with the stomach, and nourish the body; or whatever is palatable must be equally wholesome and nourishing. The issue was, that I found it to be false: for, though rough and very cold wines, as likewise melons and other fruits,

Disease and Its Causes by William Thomas Councilman

Author: William Thomas Councilman
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,020 / 177 pg
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ase of many animals it seems as though the necessity of a fluid environment for living matter did not apply, for the superficial cells of the skin have no fluid around them; these cells, however, are dead, and serve merely a mechanical or protective purpose. All the living cells of the skin and all the cells beneath this have fluid around them.

Living matter occurs always in the form of small masses called “cells,” which are the living units. The cells vary in form, structure and size, some being so large that they can be seen with the naked eye, while others are so small that they cannot be distinctly seen with the highest power of the microscope. The living thing or organism may be composed of a single cell or, in the case of the higher animals and plants, may be formed of great numbers of cells, those of a similar character being combined in masses to form organs such as the liver and brain.

In each cell there is a differentiated area constituting a special structure, the nucleus, which contains a pe

A Disquisition on the Evils of Using Tobacco by Orin Fowler

Author: Orin Fowler
Published: 1842
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,030 / 53 pg
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from the press.”

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“Fowler on the Evils of using Tobacco.–We are anxious to see this work extensively circulated, for we are confident that it will do good. The pamphlet contains much valuable information, and will be found well worth an attentive and frequent perusal.”

The Unionist, Brooklyn, Conn.

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“Fowler on the Evils of using Tobacco.–The subject of which this pamphlet treats is one which, we are persuaded, has received too small a share of attention from those who are laboring to free our land, utterly and forever, from the thraldom of intemperance. From our own observation, limited as it has been, we are persuaded that the victims of intemperance in the use of this poisonous weed are by no means inconsiderable in number. Probably Mr. Fowler is correct when he estimates the mortality occasioned by the use of tobacco in its various forms, at five thousand annually. For ourself we are convinced that the suppression of intemperance in spirituous

How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions by S.S. Curry

Chapters include: Secrets of Morning; Supposed Secrets of Health and Long Life; What is an Exercise; Program of Exercises; How to Practice the Exercoses’ Actions of Every Day Life; Work and Play, Significance of Night and Sleep.

Author: S.S. Curry
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,272 / 115 pg
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Genres: Instructional, Health, Non-fiction

new civilization. Morning is still the most universal figure of progress, the type of a new life. More than all other natural occurrences it is used as a symbol of something higher.

May we not, accordingly, discover that from a psychological as well as a physiological point of view, for reasons of health and development, morning is the most significant and important time of the day!

No human being at the first moment of awakening is gloomy or angry. Everyone awakes in peace with all the world. It is a time of freedom. A moment later memory may bring to the mind some scene or picture that leads to good or bad thought, followed by emotion. This first moment of consciousness is the critical and golden moment of human life. How often has it been said to a child: “You must have gotten out of the wrong side of bed this morning.”

Even animals and birds feel the significance of morning. Who has not, at early dawn, heard a robin or some other bird begin to sing–“at first alone,” as Thomas Hardy

Grappling with the Monster by T.S. Arthur

Our book treats of the curse and cure of drunkenness. How much better not to come under the terrible curse! How much better to run no risks where the malady is so disastrous, and the cure so difficult!

Author: T.S. Arthur
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,641 / 214 pg
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ntoxicants are used. An English writer, speaking of the sad effects of intemperance in Great Britain, says: “One hundred million pounds, which is now annually wasted, is a sum as great as was spent in seven years upon all the railways of the kingdom–in the very heyday of railway projects; a sum so vast, that if saved annually, for seven years, would blot out the national debt!” Another writer says, “that in the year 1865, over £6,000,000, or a tenth part of the whole national revenue, was required to support her paupers.” Dr. Lees, of London, in speaking of Ireland, says: “Ireland has been a poor nation from want of capital, and has wanted capital chiefly because the people have preferred swallowing it to saving it.” The Rev. G. Holt, chaplain of the Birmingham Workhouse, says: “From my own experience, I am convinced of the accuracy of a statement made by the late governor, that of every one hundred persons admitted, ninety-nine were reduced to this state of humiliation and dependence, either directly

The Nervous Child by Hector Charles Cameron

To-day on all sides we hear of the extreme importance of Preventive Medicine and the great future which lies before us in this aspect of our work. If so, it follows that the study of infancy and childhood must rise into corresponding prominence. More and more a considerable part of the Profession must busy itself in nurseries and in schools, seeking to apply there the teachings of Psychology, Physiology, Heredity, and Hygiene. To work of this kind, in some of its aspects, this book may serve as an introduction. It deals with the influences which mould the mentality of the child and shape his conduct. Extreme susceptibility to these influences is the mark of the nervous child.

Author: Hector Charles Cameron
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,413 / 162 pg
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that good temper and happiness mean a proper environment, and that constant crying and fretfulness, broken sleep, refusal of food, vomiting, undue thinness, and extreme timidity often indicate that something in this direction is at fault.

Nevertheless, we must be careful not to overstate our case. We must remember how great is the diversity of temperament in children–a diversity which is produced purely by hereditary factors. The task of all mothers is by no means of equal difficulty. There are children in whom quite gross faults in training produce but little permanent damage; there are others of so sensitive a nervous organisation that their environment requires the most delicate adjustment, and when matters have gone wrong, it may be very difficult to restore health of mind and body. When a peculiarly nervous temperament is inherited, wisdom in the management of the child is essential, and may sometimes achieve the happiest results. Heredity is so powerful a factor in the development of the nervous or