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HEALTH AND MEDICAL TEM
All the world has marvelled over
the mind and body power of Ex
Premier Clemenceau. The statement
quoted below should be repeatedly
put before the reading public. It is
most valuable testimony to the cura
tive agents, fresh air, exercise and
Edouard Leroy, private trainer to
Premier Clemenceau of France since
1901, explains his wonderful vigor
and endurance, both physical and
mental by the health system he prac
tices. "Eighteen years ago," said the
trainer, "when M. Clemenceau re
tained my services as a health expert,
he was a broken and aged man. He
was a semi-invalid, suffering from
chronic dyspepsia which had reduced
him to a starvation diet. What little
he dared to eat he managed to as
similate only ty ii.? use of powerful
digestives. He considered himself in
curable. The treatment I prescribed
was neither r.ew nor complicated:
Twenty minutes of light scientific
exercise in the bedroom, with the
windows open, followed by a brisk
rub down. In addition, a simple
sturdy diet, with no wine, coffee or
Doubtless the influenza epidemic
would have had fewer victims had
such a mode of living been general.
Some ardent anti-prohibitionists are
greatly concerned because influenza
patients can not have whiskey in
sufficient quantity to save their lives.
Unfamiliar with the findings of medi
cal science, they reveal their igno
rance and their selfish desire again to
sec American manhood and woman
hood debauched and childhood neg
lected and debased.
Read the following with purpose of
being able to make definite state
Words of Warning by Dr. Harvey W.
"The big open door, however, is
the danger of the revival of whis
key, brandy, and gin as so-called
remedial agents. It will be hard for
some physicians to resist the plea of
their patients for a prescription for
a quart of 'red liquor.' While all rep
utable physicians will refuse all such
prescriptions if they have the least
suspicion that they are to be used for
beverage purposes, there will ai
rways be found a few practitioners
who will be willing to lend their aid
to this nefarious purpose. The ex
perience which .we have had with the
enforcement of the law against habit
forming drugs, such as opium and co
caine, will doubtless be repeated on a
far larger scale when it comes to the
writing of prescriptions for distilled
liquors. The Bureau of Internal Rev
enue has already taken up the mat
ter under the War Prohibition law
and has issued instructions or regula
tions which will doubtless be contin
ued under constitutional prohibition.
Is Liquor Necessary in Sickness?
"Surgeon-General Ireland has said
under date of August 18, 1919: 'My
own personal opinion is that whiskey
and brandy are not essential in the
treatment of the sick. If the medical
profession as a unit would adopt
this view it would then permit the
medical department to discontinue
the supply of alcoholics as therapeu
tic agents to our army hospitals'
ALCOHOL AND THE "FLU."
Dr. John Dill Robertson, Chicago
Health Commissioner, issued a warn
ing against whiskey as a "flu" cure.
Dr. Robertson is quoted in the Chica
go Journal of December 23 as say
Do you know that alcohol is one
of the greatest predisposing factors
we ever had for pneumonia?
I want to tell the people of Chi
cago that whiskey is not a cure for
the "flu," not a remedy nor a help;
that it does not assist in any manner
.whatsoever in fighting any one or
either of the diseases.
Facts speak for themselves. At the
county hospital we had 71 deaths
from alcoholic pneumonia this year,
as against 230 last year and 235 the
year before. I will even go further
and say that the greatly reduced
death rate we have had during this
epidemic may be attributed to a
great part to the absence of alcoholic
conditions in patients. We have now
the smallest number of alcoholic
cases in the country that we have had
in many years for which wc have
Dr. Robertson on January 23rd
gave the following interview to a re
porter of thc* Chicago American.
Whiskey is not a remedy for in
fluenza. Anybody who prescribes it
for himself is making a great mis
take. Influenza commonly carries a
temperature of 103 degress, so it is
obvious that no additional heart ac
tion is necessary. It is quite possible
that the mild form of the disease this
year is due to the fact that we have
THE GIRL WHO SMILES.
The "wind was east and the chimney
And the old brown hous? seemed
For nobody smiled and nobody joked,
The young folks grumbled, the old
They had come home chilled and
Then opened the door and a girl came
0, she was homely-very;
Her nose was pug and her cheek was
But her smile was bright and cheery.
She spoke not a word of the cold or
Nor yet of the gloom about her,
But she mended the fire and lighted
And she put on the place a different
From that it had about her.
They forgot that the house was a dull
And smoke from base to rafter,
And the gloom departed f?om every
As they felt the charm of mirthful
And the cheer of her happy laughter.
Oh, give me the girl that will smile
And make all glad together!
To be plain or fair is a lesser thing,
But a kind, unselfish heart can bring
Good cheer in the darkest weather.
It will be recalled that the liquor
interests spread the report that large
shipments of booze were made to the
army contonments during the influ
A letter from the office of the Sur
geon General of the War Department
bearing date of Oct. 22, 1918, ad
dressed to the Winona County,Minn.,
Dry Committee of Five Hundred,
The Acting Surgeon-Geneal di
rects me to acknowledge to the large
shipment of "ardent spirits" to con
tonments for the use of soldiers as a
preventive of influenza, and to state
to you that there is no truth in the
JAMES ROBB CHURCH,
Col. M. C., Retired.
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Carolina National Bank Building
COLUMBIA, S. C.
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estate of John McCarty in the office
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C. at ll o'clock A. M. on Saturday,
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T. B. GRENEKER
Attorney at Law
Office in the
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