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ing first a soiled or polluted do
mostic utensil, then a batch of
dough. Are you then surprised.at
that celebrated case of Typhoid
tyary, who never had typhoid
herself, but left a blazed trail of
typhoid victims 'behind here
wherever she went?
An alert health department in
New York discovered her. "By
proper bathing and medicines,
she ceased to be dangerous.
A clean body, a clean house,
clean clothing, clean premises,
clean streets, and a clean city, are
fundamental to right living and
self-respecting civilizations. They
are all necessary to perfect health
for dirt is never actually free of
A bathin tepid water, about 35
degrees, with soap-suds will clean
the skin. Sufficiently for all pur
poses. Hot. baths, either of the entire
body or parts thereof, are valua
ble in bringing the blood to the
skin. They thus prevent a threat
ened "cold" and even worse in
fections. Exposure to cold after
hot baths, however, wi" surely
precipitate the expected disease.
The hot bath when taken by
virile, well persons, is harmless if
followed by cold showers, needle
sprays or a cold plunge.
. The cold bath- is a poweiful
stimulus to the nervous system.
It "hardens" the skin and body
against the effects of low temper
atures. It makes the circulation
adaptible to rapid atmospheric
changes, and unquestionably has
an exhiai ating influence upon de
pressed mental states.
Cold baths must be taken mod
erately and for short periods.
From 20 seconds to one minute is
a long time. In the morning, after
muscular exertion, or after a hot
bath is the proper time to take,
one. The skin must be warm at
the time. Then a vigorous rub
down to make the circulation
glow and dance, will sound the
reveille to the loafing cells.
There are some objections to
cold baths. Individuals who do,
not react, that is, who remain cold
and pale afterwards, should not
take them. A cold bath in a cold
room, or in wintry atmospheres,
is conductive to pneumonia or tuberculosis.-
All baths should be
delayed for 2 hours after meals.
They are most beneficial before
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