Health: First Book in Physiology and Hygiene(Annotated)

Health: First Book in Physiology and Hygiene(Annotated)

by J. H. Kellogg

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CONTENTS.
CHAPTER PAGE
TO THE TEACHER iii
I. THE HOUSE WE LIVE IN 1
II. A GENERAL VIEW OF THE BODY 5
III. THE INSIDE OF THE BODY 7
IV. OUR FOODS 11
V. UNHEALTHFUL FOODS 14
VI. OUR DRINKS 19
VII. HOW WE DIGEST 27
VIII. DIGESTION OF A MOUTHFUL OF BREAD 35
IX. BAD HABITS IN EATING 39
X. A DROP OF BLOOD 46
XI. WHY THE HEART BEATS 48
XII. HOW TO KEEP THE HEART AND THE BLOOD HEALTHY 56
XIII. WHY AND HOW WE BREATHE 63
XIV. HOW TO KEEP THE LUNGS HEALTHY 75
XV. THE SKIN AND WHAT IT DOES 81
XVI. HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE SKIN 88
XVII. THE KIDNEYS AND THEIR WORK 91
XVIII. OUR BONES AND THEIR USES 93
XIX. HOW TO KEEP THE BONES HEALTHY 100
XX. THE MUSCLES, AND HOW WE USE THEM 105
XXI. HOW TO KEEP THE MUSCLES HEALTHY 109
XXII. HOW WE FEEL AND THINK 115
XXIII. HOW TO KEEP THE BRAIN AND NERVES HEALTHY 126
XXIV. BAD EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL UPON THE BRAIN AND NERVES 130
XXV. HOW WE HEAR, SEE, SMELL, TASTE; AND FEEL 138
XXVI. ALCOHOL 154
QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW 170

FIRST BOOK OF PHYSIOLOGY AND HYGIENE.
CHAPTER I.
THE HOUSE WE LIVE IN.
~1. Object of this Book.~--The object of this book is to tell the little boys and girls who read it about a wonderful house. You have all seen some very beautiful houses. Perhaps they were made of brick or stone, with fine porches, having around them tall shade trees, smooth lawns, pretty flower-beds, walks, and sparkling fountains.
~2.~ Perhaps some of you live in such a house, or have visited some friend who does. If so, you know that the inside of the house is even more beautiful than the outside. There are elegant chairs and sofas in the rooms, rich carpets and rugs on the floors, fine mirrors and beautiful pictures upon the walls--everything one could wish to have in a house. Do you not think such a house a nice one to live in?
~3. The Body is Like a House.~--Each of us has a house of his own which is far more wonderful and more curious than the grandest palace ever built. It is not a very large house. It has just room enough in it for one person. This house, which belongs to each one of us, is called the body.
~4. What is a Machine?~--Do you know what a machine is? Men make machines to help them work and to do many useful things. A wheelbarrow or a wagon is a machine to carry loads. A sewing-machine helps to make garments for us to wear. Clocks and watches are machines for keeping time.
~5. A Machine has Different Parts.~--A wheelbarrow has a box in which to carry things, two handles to hold by, and a wheel for rolling it along. Some machines, like wheelbarrows and wagons, have but few parts, and it is very easy for us to learn how they work. But there are other machines, like watches and sewing-machines, which have many different parts, and it is more difficult to learn all about them and what they do.
~6. The Body is Like a Machine.~--In some ways the body is more like a machine than like a house. It has many different parts which are made to do a great many different kinds of work. We see with our eyes, hear with our ears, walk with our legs and feet, and do a great many things with our hands. If you have ever seen the inside of a watch or a clock you know how many curious little wheels it has. And yet a watch or a clock can do but one thing, and that is to tell us the time of day. The body has a great many more parts than a watch has, and for this reason the body can do many more things than a watch can do. It is more difficult, too, to learn about the body than about a watch.
~7.~ If we want to know all about a machine and how it works, we must study all its different parts and learn how they are put together, and what each part does. Then, if we want the machine to work well and to last a long time, we must know how to use it and how to take proper care of it. Do you think your watch would keep the time well if you should neglect to wind it, or if you should break any of its wheels?
~8.~ It is just the same with the human machine which we call the body. We must learn its parts, and what they are for, how they are made, how they are put together, and how they work. Then we must learn how to take proper care of the body, so that its parts will be able to work well and last a long time.
~9.~ Each part of the body which is made to do some special kind of work is called an organ. The eye, the ear, the nose, a hand, an arm, any part of the body that does something, is an organ.
~10.~ The study of the various parts of the body and how they are put together is anatomy (a-nat´-o-my). The study of what each part of the body does is physiology (phys-i-ol´-o-gy). The study of how to take care of the body is hygiene (hy´-jeen).
SUMMARY.
1. The body is something like a house. It has an outside and an inside; it has hollow places inside of it, and there are many wonderful things in the


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BN ID: 2940157827991
Publisher: Angela Rowling
Publication date: 02/10/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
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