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Journal of Hygiene and Herald of Health (1895)

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Excerpt from book: of strength and security that better enables the unfortunate to resist the enemy. The carefully temperatured needle bath— consisting of hose and spray attachment—following the exercise, cleanses the body of its transudations, reawakens nervous energy from periphery to center, heightens capillary circulation, and the body gradually cooling, a feeling of buoyancy and strength pervades the entire system that is not followed by a stage of depression. Thus tissue change takes place from scientific exercise: the waste materials are eliminated, and followed by wholesome food and rest, the morbid condition gives way to health and happiness. The intricacies or complication incident to the various exercises is a school for the mind as well as the body. The full term of commitment at the institution is for two years, but discretionary with the Board of Trustees, as to a patient's fitness for leave of absence in a much less time, the usual time being six months. Having taken the exercises is a prime requisite to an applicant obtaining a leave of absence at the expiration of his first six months. To Prof. H. D. Boos, of Boston, is due great credit in awakening apathy of inmates, and for his patient efforts in bringing such tangible evidence to the Board of Trustees of the beneficent results to be obtained from calisthenics in the treatment of dipsomania. —Physical Education. Consumption Transmitted by a Brass Horn.—Dr. Addison S. Thayer reports the cases of three young men whose family history was good and who were themselves physically sound, who became infected with tuberculosis by using, as members of a brass band, a second hand horn hired from a dealer. The possibility of tubercle bacilli being deposited in the convolutions of a horn, to the danger of subsequent players, cannot be de...  
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