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Civics and Health

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 109,677 / 358 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.4
LoC Category: RA
Downloads: 1,366
Added to site: 2007.05.09
mnybks.net#: 16846
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Health
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learn more from one epidemic of smallpox than from four years of book study. To make possible and to require a daily shower bath will undoubtedly do more to inculcate habits of health than repeated lessons about the skin, pores, evaporation, and discharge of impurities.

If one illustration is better than ten lessons, if an open window is worth more than all that text-books have to say about ventilation, if a seat adjusted to the child is better than an anatomical chart, this does not mean that instruction in hygiene should cease. On the contrary, it means that provision should be made for every teacher to open windows, to adjust desks, to use the experience of individual children for the education of the class. If the rank and file of teachers have not hitherto been sufficiently observant of physiological and hygienic facts, if they are unprepared from their own lives to detect or to furnish illustrations for the child, this again does not mean that the child should be denied the illustrations, but tha

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