Searchlights On Health:Light On Dark Corners

Searchlights On Health:Light On Dark Corners

by B. G. Jefferies

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Searchlights On Health:Light On Dark Corners by B. G. Jefferies, J. L. Nichols

Knowledge is Safety.

1. The old maxim, that "Knowledge is power," is a true one, but there is
still a greater truth: "KNOWLEDGE IS SAFETY." Safety amid physical ills
that beset mankind, and safety amid the moral pitfalls that surround so
many young people, is the great crying demand of the age. {4}

2. CRITICISM.--While the aim of this work, though novel and to some extent
is daring, it is chaste, practical and to the point, and will be a boon and
a blessing to thousands who consult its pages. The world is full of
ignorance, and the ignorant will always criticise, because they live to
suffer ills, for they know no better. New light is fast falling upon the
dark corners, and the eyes of many are being opened.

3. RESEARCHES OF SCIENCE.--The researches of science in the past few years
have thrown light on many facts relating to the physiology of man and
woman, and the diseases to which they are subject, and consequently many
reformations have taken place in the treatment and prevention of diseases
peculiar to the sexes.

4. LOCK AND KEY.--Any information bearing upon the diseases of mankind
should not be kept under lock and key. The physician is frequently called
upon to speak in plain language to his patients upon some private and
startling disease contracted on account of ignorance. The better plan,
however, is to so educate and enlighten old and young upon the important
subjects of health, so that the necessity to call a physician may occur
less frequently.

5. PROGRESSION.--A large, respectable, though diminishing class in every
community, maintain that nothing that relates exclusively to either sex
should become the subject of popular medical instruction. But such an
opinion is radically wrong; ignorance is no more the mother of purity than
it is of religion. Enlightenment can never work injustice to him who

6. AN EXAMPLE.--The men and women who study and practice medicine are not
the worse, but the better for such knowledge; so it would be to the
community in general if all would be properly instructed on the laws of
health which relate to the sexes.

7. CRIME AND DEGRADATION.--Had every person a sound understanding on the
relation of the sexes, one of the most fertile sources of crime and
degradation would be removed. Physicians know too well what sad
consequences are constantly occurring from a lack of proper knowledge on
these important subjects.

8. A CONSISTENT CONSIDERATION.--Let the reader of this work study its pages
carefully and be able to give safe counsel and advice to others, and
remember that purity of purpose and purity of character are the brightest
jewels in the crown of immortality.

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The Beginning of Life.

[Illustration: Beginning Right.]

1. THE BEGINNING.--There is a charm in opening manhood which has commended
itself to the imagination in every age. The undefined hopes and promises of
the future--the dawning strength of intellect--the vigorous flow of
passion--the very exchange of home ties and protected joys for free and
manly pleasures, give to this period an interest and excitement unfelt,
perhaps, at any other.


2. THE GROWTH OF INDEPENDENCE.--Hitherto life has been to boys, as to
girls, a dependent existence--a sucker from the parent growth--a home
discipline of authority and guidance and communicated impulse. But
henceforth it is a transplanted growth of its own--a new and free power of
activity in which the mainspring is no longer authority or law from
without, but principle or opinion within. The shoot which has been
nourished under the shelter of the parent stem, and bent according to its
inclination, is transferred to the open world, where of its own impulse and
character it must take root, and grow into strength, or sink into weakness
and vice.

3. HOME TIES.--The thought of home must excite a pang even in the first
moments of freedom. Its glad shelter--its kindly guidance--its very
restraints, how dear and tender must they seem in parting! How brightly
must they shine in the retrospect as the youth turns from them to the
hardened and unfamiliar face of the world! With what a sweet,
sadly-cheering pathos they must linger in the memory! And then what chance
and hazard is there in his newly-gotten freedom! What instincts of warning
in its very novelty and dim inexperience! What possibilities of failure as
well as of success in the unknown future as it stretches before him!

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BN ID: 2940014187428
Publisher: SAP
Publication date: 04/01/2012
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