"TIT CONTENTS Is. Effects of Pan Nervous Prostration— Neurasthenia Quarantine Against Tropical Disease The Use of Remedies Jellies ,and Puddings The Spontaneity of pod's Great Out-of-doors . The Importance of the Teeth to Health The War on the Cigarette The Missing Exhibit Relation of Meat-eating to the Plague Who Should Come to the Mussoorie Sanitarium VoL I NOVEMBER, 19JO No. h» •** " ^ *• "•_•_ "- J""^ j"--*iAA-diri-*T^idhjrk-*-i^-''--*--*--*- •*•'•*- A. A<* <p The Sanitarium Bath and! Treatment Rooms ELECTRIC LIGHT BATH, RUSSIAN BATH, ELECTRIC TUB BATH, MEDICATED BATH, SITZ BATH, NAUHEIM BATH, SHOWER BATH. SPRAY BATH, GRADUATED BATH, NEUTRAL BATH, FOMENTATIONS. BLANKET PACKS. SHEET PACKS PERCUSSION DOUCHE FILIFORM DOUCHE. ALTERNATE DOUCHE, REVULSIVE DOUCHE, PHOTOPHORE, MASSAGE (general), MASSAGE (special), SCHOTT S RESISTIVE MOVEMENTS SWEDISH MOVEMENTS. ELECTRICITY. f What More Could be Asked? i I%^^«*X^*^/WV/»<"VHA'>^»^^ P Sanitarium Bath and Treatment Rooms, » 75, Park St., Calcutta > L. Herald of Health Vol. 1 Lucknow, November, 1910 No. 11 Effects of Pan The Editor > INVESTIGATION into the cause of the and cocaine, which arc sometimes taken numerous cases of poisoning follow- with pan. ing the use of pan has demonstrated The cases responsible for the pan that these results were due to the scare a short, time ago were all cases natural poisonous alkaloids contained of acute narcotic poisoning due to an in the betel nut, and not to any germ excess of the afore named alkaloids contained in the pan as at first sup- contained in the betel used; these posed. Doubtless, there have been experiences serve as a demonstration many cases of illness and many deaths of the real action of pan, also pointing from the use of pan which heretofore out what tissues, organs, and functions have been attributed to other causes. are particularly affected by it. Dr. Clark, health officer of Calcutta, My own observations have led me has the following to say in his report to the following conclusions: Pan is on the cases investigated: "The a narcotic stimulant; its most marked usual .symptoms may be briefly de- effects are due to the alkaloids arakine scribed as follows: (1) Tingling and and arecolin contained in the betel dryness of tongue; (2) Nausea with nut. At first the stimulating pro- or without actual vomiting; (3) Gid- perties predominate, the individual diness with more or less stupor; (4) having a sense of well being, and is Muscular weakness; (5) Pulse vari- particularly pleased with himself. able; ' (6) Pupils dilated or con- Gradually its depressing effects become tracted. " more prominent, and in many cases " These symptoms certainly suggest where pan has been habitually used a mild form of narcotic poisoning." for a period of years it is responsible He then proceeds to show that betel for a premature breakdown. In some nuts possess intoxicating and poisonous cases its effect is most marked on the properties. " Betel nuts contain an nervous system, producing irritability alkaloid arecolin which closely resem- and mental confusion with various bles physostigmin in its action, (de- hallucinations. pressing heart and nervous system). The heart is depressed, retarding the Piper betel nut also contains an alka- circulation and producing nutritional loid arakine, from which salts similar disturbances; digestion is usually slow to cocaine have been produced. The and imperfect, with much flatulence betel; leaf chewed to excess is said to due to a lessening of the active prin- produce symptoms similar to those of ciples in the digestive fluid. alcoholic intoxication." To this must Its use at first markedly stimulates be added the toxic effects of tobacco sexual appetite, which in the young a- HERALD UF HEALTH leads to self-abuse, and in older has a cleansing action on the entire persons to sexual excess. This over- system; but its real action is lo pro- stimulation is frequently followed by duce a state of auto-inloxication as a marked depression of these func- shown before. „ tions, and I feel confident that the Dentists assure us that the use of free use of pan is an important factor pan is responsible for disease of the in the rapidly increasing number of gums and premature loss of the teeth. sexually impotent men and women. The high per cent, of cancer of the The lime contained in pan, when mouth in India is largely due to the swallowed, produces local inflammation use of pan. which may be followed by ulceration. This almost universal narcotic habit Lime is an astringent and anti-acid: among the Indian people is levying a it produces constipation and lessens heavy toll upon the nation. The pan the digestive acid in the stomach. habit in India is producing its phy- thus interfering with the digestion sical, mental, and moral degeneracy, of albuminous foods, favouring as certainly as is the obacco habit in fermentation and putrefaction in Europe and America, and the opium the alimentary canal, as evidenced habit in China. But there are tokens by the foul breath and bad taste in of an awakening manifesting them- the mouth of pan users, which is selves in the form of anti-alcohol covered by the aromatics contained in and anti-tobacco league-, and still pan. This covering of the symptoms other movements that aim at finding does not remove the cause, or its evil the true path to health and increased effects; like all narcotics, it is a delusion physical endurance. Is it not time and a snare, saying, "Peace, peace," that we see in India an anti-pan league when there is no peace. Many affirm devoting itself to the stud}' of this that it produces a sensation of cleanli- habit and educating (lie public regard- ness in the mouth after meals, which is ing its evil effects? Perfect health largely due to its astringent action, requires neither stimulant nor nar- and from this thev conclude that it cotic. Nervous Prostration—Neurasthenia [UNDEK the head of "XervousProstration." plexity of social and commercial life. there will appear a series of articles dealing One of the most common disorders of with the nature, cause, and treatment of this condition, by Dr. W. H. Riley. a nerve the nervous system is what is usually specialist of large experience. These arti- known as nervous exhaustionor nerv- cles first appeared in the American Gnad ous prostration, or. as physicians Health, and are reproduced by permission. usually term it. neurasthenia. —EDITOR. ] Current literature is filled with re- Causes ports of various kinds indicating the These may be divided into two heads; diseased and disordered condition of namely, predisposing and exciting. the nervous system of society at the Some of the most important of the present time. We are evidently living predisposing causes are heredity, race, in a time when the nerves and brains of age, sex, social conditions, location, men and women are being tried by the certain occupations. Exciting causes wear and tear incident to the com- are first mental; such as, mental shocks HEKALI) OF HKALTH and mental strains, worry, anxiety, which develops from these cells is fright, anger, (overwork and worry liable to be weak, to lack vigour and associated together form the most vitality, and to be unhealthy. frequent exciting cause), poisons of The important thing in this question various kinds, diseases of other organs of heredity is the kind of material of the body, injuries to the body. We which enters into the formation of will now discuss these further in detail. these original cells which come from Heredity the parents. In order for these origin- Heredity is a word used to express al cells to be healthy, the parents from conditions which are transmitted from whose bodies they come must be vigor- parents to offspring on account of some ous and healthy. Heredity is used to peculiarity of (he original cell or cells express conditions which are trans- from which we all begin our existence. mitted from parents to offspring on In order for us to appreciate and un- account of the peculiarities of these derstand to any degree the meaning of cells which mark the beginning of heredity, we must first realize the fact every human life. that every human individual begins This law uf heredity shows itself his existence as a single microscopic more distinctly in the transmission of cell, a little animal so small that we nervous and mental disorders than in must use the microscope to see it. It any other way. If the father or moth- requires at least two of these cells to er have a disordered or diseased nerv- begin the life of a human being, one ous system, particularly if they have coming from the mother and one com- a peculiar type of nervous system ing from the father. After a union of which is irritable and unstable, this these two cells, a human life begins its condition is very apt to be transmitted existence. These cells which come in a greater or less degree to the chil- from mother and father are like the dren. It is not often that we see a seeds or buds on a tree, which may be distinct disease transmitted from pa- planted in the earth or grafted into rent to offspring. The disordered or another tree and will finally bear fruit. abnormal condition which is more The plant or tree from this seed or often transmitted is a weakness or gr.ift is of the same kind as the parent tendency to disease. And less often tree from which it came. So every do we see a disease itself transmitted. human being assumes the qualities, This heredity influence, then, usually both physical and mental, of the pa-- shows itself in certain ways. First, rents which gave it birth. If the orig- there may be a transmission of the inal cells which mark the beginning weakness or tendency to some nervous of the life of an individual are healthy disorder. This is the most common and vigorous, and have a good mea- way. Second, a disease itself may be sure of vitality, then the child, the transmitted, as for instance when the boy or girl, the man or woman, which father has epilepsy and the son has finally develops from these cells will epilepsy; or the mother has hysteria be strong and vigorous and healthy. and the daughter has hysteria; or the On the other hand, if these cells are father has some organic disease of the weak, sickly, and have a small measure nervous system and the son has the of vitality, the individual, the child, same disease of the nervous system. the boy or girl, the man or woman, This we call a direct transmission. HERALD U* HEALTH Third, a disease may be transformed degree active. In fact, there is scarce- as it passes from parent to child. Tn ly any disorder of the nervous system this case (he father might have but in which this cause is active to a ,epilepsy, or some other severe disease greater or less degree. Many children of the nervous system, and the son come into the world with a weak and ^suffer from some mental defect, or be- irritable nervous system which is un- come insane, which sometimes hap- able to withstand the work demanded pens. Nervous disorders of this kind of it in the ordinary experiences and are called transformed neuroses; that affairs of life. Such an individual at is, they are transformed or changed in the age of twenty to thirty may break passing from parent to offspring. down. Fourth, the hereditary fa dor may Given in the order in which the show itself by the child's inheriting hereditary factor is most active as a some nervous disorder as the result of cause in producing functional disord- some vice or constitutional disease of ers of the nervous system, we have the the parent. For instance, where the following: (1) migraine, or sick head- father is a drunkard nnd the son is an ache; (2) epilepsy; (3) hysteria; (4) epileptic or an idiot; or where the neurasthenia, or nervous prostration. mother may suffer from pulmonary It will be seen from this list that the tuberculosis or diabetes, and the hereditary factor is not so active in daughter have hysteria. In the last producing nervous exhaustion as it case the nervous disorder seen in the is in the other diseases mentioned. child is the result of some constitution- Nevertheless, it is the writer's opinion al disease in one or both parents. that it is one of the most important The most common diseases of the factors in causing this disease. And nervous system in which heredity acts here, again. I may repeat for the as a contributing casual factor are the sake of emphasis, that the thing which different forms of insanity, epilepsy, is transmitted from the parent to the hysteria, neurasthenia, migraine, or child is a nervous system which is so-called sick headache, certain pecul- weak and irritable; and this weakness iar spasms of the muscles known as and abnormal irritability of the nerv- convulsive tics, and the very rare ous system may be sufficiently great disease myotomia. In addition to in some oases at some time in the life these, there are many other organic of the individual to amount to a dis- diseases of the nervous system not tinct disease of itself, to which the mentioned in this list in which the term neurasthenia may be properly heredity factor is to a greater or less applied. Quarantine Against Tropical Disease DURING the period of flies and mos- plus a reasonable amount of determin- quitoes the average Indian home is ation on the part of the keeper of the daily endangered by malaria or intes- home. tinal diseases, or by both. Yet, in It cannot be too strongly emphasized nearly every case, this peril may be re- that everj- fly that enters your home duced almost to the vanishing point by may be heavily laden with the germs a small expenditure for wire-netting of typhoid fever or some other intest- HEKALD OF HEAL.TB inal disease. Microscopically exam- potatoes; the sudden change to tent ined, the fly ranks as one of the most life produced many varieties of colds; loathsome of all creatures, vultures not the nicknacks of the camp-followers excepted. It feeds on filth by prefer- upset the digestion of two men out of ence, and its feet are so formed that every three: on the whole, vitality was the germs through which it walks are at a low ebb during the first month. carried away to be distributed wher- But nobody was really sick. A cor- ever it may chance to land,—in the respondent would send to his paper milk-pitcher, perhaps. Its possibili- daily the names of men who had faint' ties in the spread of disease are shown ed during the hot afternoon drills; but by the fact that one hundred thousand the victims were back in line by the bacteria have boon found adhering to time the newspaper was published. one fly. The surgeons and the hospital stewards Too many people are content with were occupied mainly with social the partial exclusion of flies from the functions. house. Small openings are overlooked Then the regiment was bundled off because a few stray flies do not cause to Chicamauga Park, glorying in its much discomfort. The extraordinari- record for health and fitness. Its new ly rapid rate at which flies multiply is camp was laid out in an isolated grove overlooked. Lst us suppose that one high and well drained. Its company fly lays her eggs in an unoccupied house streets won the praise of the division that contains sufficient fly-food, and staff. Its drinking water came from a that no destructive force interferes deep well and from first to last was with the successive generations. It pronounced microscopically free from has been estimated that the number of infection. The food was nutritious; flies in that house at the end of five every man in the regiment had become weeks would be about ten million! a fair cook; rank and file were bronzed And yet the house-wife who pays no and -'hard as nails." attention to half a dozen flies scat- Within a few weeks, however, the tered through her house wonders from surgeons were daily diagnosing typhoid day to day '•where all these flies come fever; the hospital tent was crowded from !" with patients; and now and then came If these carriers of disease be rigidly the word that this man and that man excluded from contact with the food had died in the general hospital. The eaten, the danger of diarrhoeal diseases perplexed colonel walked the surgeons may be disregarded. Here is a defi- from one end of the camp to the other nite, and well-authenticated instance every morning; but there was none of how they quickly spread typhoid wise enough to point his finger at the germs:— Ciiuse. They all guessed, and guessed A regimcrt of healty young men, wrong. most of them from one city, was mus- It is all as clear as daylight now. tered into service for the Spanish- The Chickamauga woods were full of American War. For several weeks typhoid when the regiment with the they were encamped within their own health record had set up its tents. State. It was not a joyous outing; Within three days the new camp was. the food was scant and cooked by men full of flies, which had come from who did not even know how to boil other regiments. If it had occurred HKKALU OK HEALTH to one of the staff surgeons to examine mosquitoes so few as to attract no the fuzzy feet of a few flies, he would notice. have found the typhoid germs which Before the first month had expired, he vaintly sought in the well—and his however, the American was tossing in reputation would have been made. bed with the fever that has taken its These flies walked all over the food in heavy toll on that coast. And there- every company kitchen, and the proud after, on an average of every two weeks record of the regiment was quickly for six months, he had the African fe- shattered. ver. He -steadily lost flesh and The mosquito, as well as the fly. strength, his complexion turned yel- should invariably be looked upon as iow, and there was u look about the a red flag of danger. The important eyes that caused more than one Euro- thing to remember is that scientific pean to take him aside and say, "Bet- medicine knows only one way in which ter get away for a while! '' the malaria parasite can get into the Then an army surgeon happened human blood current—through the bite along—a man witli a reputation as an of the mosquito. expert on tropical diseases. He was The ease with which malaria may be gathering data for a report on West acquired in a region where the mosqui- African diseases. When he met the toes are so scarce as to produce no dis- American he saw material for his re- comfort is shown by the following in- port. He punctured an ear-lobe, col- stance :— lected a drop of blood on a glass slide, An American and his mosquito-bar and went off to his microscope. landed on the west coast of Africa. "The malaria parasites are eating up a region which has been known for your red blood-corpuscles,1' he said the a century as "The White Man's next day, as calmly as if he had an- Grave." He knew that "African nounced that the pigs were in the gar- fever" is simply a pernicious form of den. " You have two varieties. One malaria; and he had been taught that of them can be killed with quinine; without the mosquito malaria is im- the other can't. Better run home and possible. He determined to protect build up your system." himself against mosquito-bites; but he "Very well," said the American. also began to take five grains of "But when I come again the mosquito quinine daily as an extra precau- that bites me must first saw his way tion. through the bars.''— World Work. To his surprise, mosquitoes were not one of the white man's burdens on that ••SET yourself earnestly to see what coast. Xone of the European homes you were made to do, and then set were screened: the familiar hum was yourself earnestly to do it: and the never heard on the porch after loftier your purpose is, the more sure twilight; and most of the beds were you will be to make the world richer uncanopied. Presently the American with every enrichment of yourself." forgot his mosquito-net, but kept up his quinine. Occasionally, on awak- "SEE all things, not in the blinding ening in the morning, he would find ami deceitful glare of the world's noon, a small red spot on hand or forehead ; but as (hey will seem when the sha- but it seemed absurd to protect against dows of life are closing it." HERALD OF HEALTH The Use of Remedies Mrs. E. G . White DISEASE never comes without a larities. do not endeavour to adjust cause. The way is prepared, and the difficulties by adding a burden of disease invited, by disregard of the poisonous medicines. laws of health. Many suffer in con- Intemperate eating j s often the sequence of the transgression of their cause of sickness, and what nature parents. While they are not respons- most needs is to be relieved of the ible for what their parents have done, undue burden that has been placed it is nevertheless their duty to ascer- upon her. In many cases of sickness, tain what are and what are not viola- the very best remedy for the patient tions of the laws of health. They is to fast for a meal or two, that the should avoid the wrong habits of their overworked organs of digestion may parents, and. by correct living, place have an opportunity to rest. A fruit themselves in better condition. diet for a few days has often brought The greater number, however, suiter 7-elief to brain workers. Many times because of their own wrong course of a short period of entire abstinence action. They disregard the principles from food, followed by simple, mode- of health by their habits of eating, rate eating, has led to recovery through drinking, dressing, and working. nature's own recuperative effort. An Their transgression of nature's laws abstemious diet for a month or two produces the sure result; and when would convince many sufferers that sickness comes upon them, many do (he path of self-denial is the path to not credit (heir suffering to the true health. cause, but murmur against God be- In health and in sickness, pure cause of their afflictions. But God is water is one of heaven's choicest bless- not responsible for the suffering that ings. Its proper use promotes health. follows disregard of natural law. It is the beverage which God provided Nature bears much abuse without to quench the thirst of animals and apparent resistance; she then arouses, man. Drunk freely, it helps to supply and makes a determined effort to these necessities of the system, and remove the effects of the ill treatment assists nature to resist disease. The she has suffered. Her effort to correct external application of water is one these conditions is often manifest in of the easiest and most satisfactory fever and various other forms of ways of regulating the circulation of sickness. the blood. A cold or cool bath is an When the abuse of health is carried excellent tonic. Warm baths open so far that sickness results, the sufferer the pores, and thus aid in the elimina- can often do for himself what no one tion of impurities. Both warm and else can do for him. The first thing neutral baths soothe the nerves and to be done is to ascertain the true char- equalize the circulation. acter of the sickness, and then go to But many have never learned by work intelligently to remove (he cause. experience the beneficial effects of the If the harmonious working of the proper use of water, and they are system has become unbalanced by afraid of i(. Water treatments are over-work, over-eating, or other irregu- not appreciated as they should be, and HEKALD OF HEALTH to apply them skilfully requires work they really are, and wholly unable to that many are unwilling to perform. do anything. In all these cases, well But none should feel excused for directed physical exercise would, prove ignorance or indifference on this sub- an effective remedial agent. In some ject. There are many ways in which cases it is indispensable to the recovery water can be applied to relieve pain of health. The will goes with the and check disease. All should become labour of the hands; and what these intelligent in its use in simple home invalids need is to have the will treatments. Mothers, especially, should aroused. When the will is dormant, know how to care for their families the imagination becomes abnormal, in both health and sickness. and it is impossible to resist disease. Action is a law of our being. Every Exercise aids the dyspeptic by organ of the body has its appointed giving the digestive organs a healthy work, upon the performance of which tone. To engage in severe study or its development and strength depend. violent physical exercise immediately The normal action of all the organs after eating, hinders the work of gives strength and vigour, while the digestion; but a short walk after a tendency of disuse is toward decay meal, with the head erect and the and death. Bind up an arm, even for a shoulders back, is a great benefit. few weeks, then free it from its bands, Notwithstanding all that is said and and you will see that it is weaker written concerning its importance, than the one you have been using there are still many who neglect phy- moderately during the same time. sical exercise. Some grow corpulent Inactivity produces the same effect because the system is clogged; others upon the whole muscular system. become thin and feeble because their Inactivity is . a fruitful cause of vital powers are exhausted in dispos- disea.se. Exercise quickens and equal- ing of an excess of food. The liver is izes the circulation of the blood; but burdened in its effort to cleanse the in idleness the blood do^s not circulate blood of impurities, and illness is the freely, and the changes in it, so neces- result. sary to life and, health, do not take Those whose habits are sedentary, place. The skin, too, becomes inactive. should, when the weather will permit, Impurities are not expelled as they exercise in the open air every day. would be if the circulation had been summer or winter. Walking is pre- quickened by vigorous exercise, the ferable to riding or driving; for it skin kept in a healthy condition, and brings more of the muscle? into exer- the lungs fed with plenty of pure, cise. The lungs are forced into fresh air. The state of the system healthy action, since it is impossible throws a double burden on the excre- to walk briskly without inflating them tory organs, and disease is the result. Such exercise would in many cases be bettor for the health than medicine. When invalids have nothing to Physicians often advise their patients occupy their time and attention, their to tsikf an ocoan voyage, to go to some thoughts become centered upon them- mineral spring, or to visit different selves, and they grow morbid and places for change of climate, when in irritable. Many times they dwell most cases if they would eat tem- perately, and take cheerful, healthful upon their bad feelings until they exercise, they would recover health, think themselves much worse than and would save time and money. EALTHFU Jellies and Puddings To prepare Agar-agar, or vegetable Wash the tapioca, and put to cook gelatine, soak it in hot water for an hour with the water and sugar in a double or more. Remove from the water, put boiler; cook until cleared. Pare the into an iron or heavy bottomed kettle, pineapple, remove the core, and slice and pour over it boiling water, four very thin. Put a layer of the pineap- cups to the ounce, keeping covered ple in a deep pan; pour over some of while cooking. Lat it boil from eight the tapioca, then another layer of to ten minutes, or until it is perfectly pineapple, and so on until all the clear. Strain through cheese-cloth or pineapple and tapioca are used. Serve a wire sieve. cold with cream or fruit juices. Lemon Jelly Rice Patties Prepare two ounces of gelatine as Rice, cooked, 2 cups. above directed. To one-half cup of Butter, li/2 tiblespoonfuls, lemon juice, add one cup of sugar, one Egg whites, well beaten, 2, y and one-fourth cups of water, and then Sugar, 1 tahlespoonfnl, one cup of cooked gelatine. Pour into Nutmeg. moulds which have previously been wet with cold water, and set in a cool place Mix, and stir over the fire till well or on ice to mould. Tins may be blended; when cold, form into patties, served with or without whipped cream, roll in beaten whites of eggs and then or beaten white of egg, flavoured with in bread crumbs moistened with melt- vanilla. ed butter. Bake. Serve hot with Orange Jelly sweetened cream flavoured with nut- To one cup of orange juice add one meg. ; cup of sugar, one-fourth of a cup of Caramel Costard lemon juice, one-half cup of water, and Milk, 3 cups, one cup of cooked gelatine. Mould, Butter, 1 tablespoonful, and serve as for lemon jelly. Watsr, ya cup, Pineapple Jelly Sugar, 1 cup, To one and one-half cups of pineap- Eggs, 6, ple juice add one-fourth cup of lemon Vanilla. \'3 teaspoonful. juice, one cup of sugar, and one cup of Put the butter into a saucepan and the cooked gelatine. Mould, and serve set on the fire. When melted, stir in as the lemon jelly. the sugar and let cook until of a dark Other flavours may ba made by using brown colour, stirring frequently to grape, cherry, strawberry, blackberry, prevent burning. Xow add the water, or other fruit juices in tin- place of the which should be hot, and stir until the pineapple.—Ilealtliful Cookery. caramel (the browned sugar) is dis- Pearl tapioca, 1 cup, solved. Beat up the eggs and mix with the milk; add this to the caramel Pineapple Tapioca and flavour with the vanilla. Pour Pineapple, ripe, 1, into custard cups, set into a shallow Water, 1 quart. pan of water, and bake until the cus- Sugar, l cup. tard is set in the middle. t f_ _ The Home The Spontaneity of God's Great Out-of-doors George Wharton James EVERY time I go out of doors, I am See men and women as they follow impressed as never before, with the the fashions. How different the re- spontaneity of natural things. How sults from the spontaneous harmony of the grass grows up, each blade cleav- the flowers, of all God's great out-of- ing the earth, uniting with every doors. Incongruity and folly mark other blade to cover the bare places the dress from skin to exterior, from with richest green ! Buds shoot forth shoes to hats,—too close underwear, from every branch. Then the peach restricting corsets, tight dresses, and plum trees begin to bloom. How tight and cruelly heeled shoes, uncom- spontaneous all these expressions of fortable collars, sleeves that restrict growth and expansion are! How each normal action of the arms, and hats bud comes forth in response to the call that seem to bo the invention of es- it hears, the impulse it feels, and yet caped lunatics. And as for the me- how wonderfully harmonious is that thods of hair dressing that introduce spontaneity ! great mattresses of foreign hair to Here are wistaria and gold-of-ophir make untidy haymows of a woman's roi?es, a combination as delicious to the queenly head, I would imprison for life eye as it is fragrant to the senses. the wantons who started such fashions, Whence came this delicately beautiful and pillory the foolish girls who fol- Japanese flower!1 Who originated \t'. low them. Surely, it must be one of the sweet And men's dress is not much better. thoughts of God, for man's benefit The padded shoulders of the coats, visualized and given (o him while here the stiff bosomed shirts, the tight pa- on earth, that he may dream of the tent leather shoes, the creased trous- life beyond. Every blossom is per- ers, the absurd high necked collars, fect ; yet each one is free and independ- the sham and never-deceptive cuffs, ent. It grew—sprang forth spontane- the high silk hat. or the stiff and ously in answer to the vehement de- unventilated derby, are all proof of mand of its whole nature. And yet man's lack of spontaneity and har- you may sit and study the whole of it, mony in dress. every blossom, every leaf, every pen- How hearty, spontaneous, and di- dant cluster, for an hour, a day, a rect is the sun, and the rain and the week; and I defy you to find one dis- wind,—rude, some persons might call cordant note of shape or colour in it- them. AVhen the time comes, the sun all. Spontaneity and harmony —what appears in full glory, without reserve, a glorious combination ! What a reve- without apology, without any blow- lation and incitement to man ! ing of trumpets. And the rain, how HKKALD OK HEALTH 11 it falls? Day or night, when the con- is that they are too affected, too civil- ditions are right, it begins to descend, ized, too far from nature, to be spon- and either gently or tumulttiously and taneous, easy, frank. From the hour peltingly it continues, washing (lie at- of birth we restrain, restrict, confine, mosphere and cooling it, cleansing the suppress, change, alter instead of seek- dust-laden trees, slaking the dust on ing to guide the natural spontaneity the roads, washing the streets, vivify- of life into God-ordered channels. ing the lawns and flower beds, supply- The result is we grow up unnatural, ing needed nourishment for vegetables artificial, unspontaneous, affected. We and grains whether in I he small gardens say this is civilization, education, re- of the poor or (he immense ranches finement. T do not believe it to be the of the rich, and bringing life and true civilization, the true education, vigour everywhere. How spontaneous, the true refinement; but a mistaken, a frank, generous, open, it all is! And wrong notion of civilization, educa- the odour of the flowers! ITow they tion, refinement, and takes away God- fill the air with their rich fragrance; given standards and substitutes those and the beggar may enjoy them as of men. The aim of one's life should much as the millionaire, the illiterate be to find God's standards and conform as the learned, the poor as the re- to them, regardless of meeting the fined. false, and harmful standards of men. Mankind is a part of this great out- We should come into the lives of our of-doors—a thought of God who creat- fellows with the spontaneity of the ed it. He, possessing the power of rea- sunshine, as does the rain, the good, son, may study its ways, its methods, that God bestows alike upon the just and learn therefrom. All through and the unjust. In every thought and nature this spontaneous expression of act it should be one's aim to be spon- life is found. Everything springs glad- taneous, acting out not the selfish, ly, readily, joyously, to do its allotted evil, human, but the unselfish, noble, work. The sun springs upon the world and divine. each morning, and delights in flooding There is more to this spontaneity of the haunts of men, birds, beasts, and nature than most of us perceive. Not animals with light and warmth: the one man or woman in a million is spon- water flows freely, spontaneously, rea- taneous. We dare not be. AYe are dily, wherever a way is made for it: the afraid. We have been trained to be wind seeks out every nook and cranny, afraid. We live unnaturally because every corner and hidden place, and we have not so established the princi- brings its purifying influence there: ples of life, so crystalized our thoughts, the rain falls on the just and the un- that we dare not allow our actions to just; the grass grows as spontaneous spring into light nnexamined. unstu- for a peasant as for a king, and feeds died, iintrimmed. alike the squirrel and the cow. Each O. for the hearty, responsive, does its best, readily, freely, spontane- great-hearted, big souled man or ously, without holding-back: and in so woman, spontaneous, ready, willing; doing there is a harmony, a perfection who clasps you by the hand speedily; of service, (hat benefits and blesses the who looks you in the eye readily; who world. pours the wealth of his intellect, his Too often the trouble with mankind soul, his experience, over you in a HERALD UK HEALTH generous flood; who shines warmth every nook and cranny, every corner and light into the darkest recesses of and hidden place of your life; who is your life; who sends sweeping tides of frank, honest, open, unaffected, sin- great winds of purity and love into cere. The Importance of the Teeth to Health THE value of a perfect set of teeth dentist; and it is a good rule to have cannot be estimated. Nothing is so the dentist examine (he child's mouth, becoming in either man, woman, or after three years of age, at least twice child as an even, well preserved, clean a year. set of teeth. Not only are the teeth The one great essential to a healthy necessary for (he proper mastication mouth is cleanliness. Most persons of food; bill (he clearness of speech, fail to take proper care of the teeth the lines of the face, and, in particular, until compelled to do so by decay of the shape of the mouth depend upon one or more and its painful conse- the regularity of the teeth : and there quences. Decay of the teeth, recession is no reason why every person should of the gums, and deposits of tartar not possess a perfect set if only pro- are preventable and are rarely found in per care be exercised. The necessity the mouths well cared for. Dental of the teeth to the general well-being caries or decay is unfortunately on the of the individual is not sufficiently increase, and it is only within the last recognized, and too much stress cannot few years (hat dentists have com- belaid upon the necessity of teaching pletely understood what causes it. every man. woman, and child to The True Cause of Decay of the Teeth look to the care of his mouth and Recent investigations have shown teeth. that all decay of the teeth is caused Attention should ba paid to the teeth by an acid—lactic-acid (the same acid at the earliest possible, age. and every that is formed when milk sours). This child should bo taught to keep its lactic-acid is formed in several ways. teeth clean. Care in this matter is Food particles, which lodge between one of the bast methods of preserving the teeth, becoiny infected by germs in the child's teeth and laying the the mouth, undergo fermentation, and foundation for a vigorous develop- produce lactic acid; the micro-organ- ment. Many of the contagious diseases isms which cause decay are found in common to childhood arise from a bad the mouth and lodge on the surface of condition of the mouth. Above all, it the teeth, where they secrete the same must bo remembered that the first set, acid, which is very destructive to the or milk teeth, should not of necessity enamel of the teeth; while certain decay; for, when properly cared for, irregularities of the stomach and they drop out as perfect as when first mouth glands may produce an acid cut, as soon as the second set develops. condition of the saliva, which then Early loss of the milk teeth is certain gives rise to a slow erosion or solution to produce an irregular second set, of the tooth structure. Once the which spoils the shape of the mouth enamel is attacked by lactic acid, the and face. If decay attacks the first disintegration of the body of the tooth teeth they should be filled by the is very rapid. It is obvious from HERALD OF HEALTH 13 what has been said that irregular der must be anti-acid, detergent, onh teeth, which are difficult to keep clean. slightly flavoured, mildly frictional, are very liable to decay. and an efficient but harmless germicide, The use of acid foods or medicines, in order to destroy the organisms and of tooth powders of a gritty and which cause decay and are present in insoluble nature, or which contain most mouths. It should also be soluble substances whk-h exert a chemical in the fluids of the mouth, in order to action upon the enamel, may also be prevent insoluble particles collecting an additional factor in causing de- under the gums. These are the require- struction of the teeth. It may be taken ments for a perfect, dentifrice, in ac- as a general rule that if the enamel of cordance with the modern accepted the tooth is kept intact and the mouth views of oral hygiene. healthy, decay will not occur. Decay How to Clean the Teeth always commences from the exterior The teeth should bo cleaned at least of the tooth, never from the inside. twice a day. The brush should be of Strong alcoholic or caustic washes moderate size and made of soft, fairly injure the mucous membrane, while long bristles, in order to reach between the steady use of astringent washes the teeth and dislodge the food parti- and powders is injurious to the gums. cles which invariably collect there. Such preparations should be used only Remember that nine-tenths of the at such times as the dentist may direct, decay of the teeth commences between never daily. Liquids or powders con- the teeth. Use plenty of powder taining acids of any kind, alum, or and plenty of water, and don't scrub cream of tartar, are all destructive to the teeth and gums. Much harm the enamel; while powders containing can be done in this way. Brush charcoal, powdered barks and roots, the teeth gently, giving the brush a such as Peruvian bark, orris bark, rotary motion so as to allow the rhatany root, are injurious because bristles to penetrate between the teeth. the insoluble fibres collect under the If the teeth are at all irregular, clean margins of the gums and cause either the spaces between them with a quill recession or deposits of tartar. This tooth pick or a piece of dental floss is strikingly shown in the use of silk. Don't use metal or wood picks; charcoal, which produces a tatooed the former are apt to injure the teeth appearance of the gums. Tooth pow- and gums, and the latter are liable ders containing pumice or gritty sub- to splinter. Brush the grinding sur- tances, if used steadily, roughen the faces of the teeth, also the inner sur- surface of the enamel and pave the faces. Finally, brush the gums and way for decay. Pumice may some- tongue and rinse out the mouth with times be used to remove stains; but it water. should be applied to the spot with a The most important time to clean piece of orange wood and never used the teeth is just before going to bed. frequently in a tooth powder. Dental decay is most aclivc at night, The ideal dentifrice should be in when the mouth is quiet and there is powder form; as liquid preparations no flow of saliva to keep the teeth are universally deficient in the cleans- protected. It is also a wise plan to ing properties possessed by a properly look to the mouth after taking acid prepared tooth powder. Such a pow- foods or drinks. 14 HERALD OF HEALTH The War on the Cigarette Lucy Page Gaston THAT the innocent-looking little sneak who will lie and even steal if white rolls commonly called "coffin necessary to get the means to indulge nails" are getting in their work to a his appetite. I have had parents as- considerable extent among the school sure me that their boy was a model in boys of our land, the most casual ob- this respect when I knew, and many servation shows. Where a few are others knew, that he was becoming a bold enough to smoke publicly, it is an cigarette fiend. unfailing indication that often many A pledge upon honour not to smoke others are indulging in the habit se- at least until he is twenty-one is a cretly. great safeguard to a boy in his early The cigarette habit easily becomes teens and through the crucial years epidemic in a school so that large num- before his majority. bers indulge in it, smoking either oc- The Anti-cigarette League has for casionally or habitually and secretly if years done for boys in the mass what not openly. The cruel indifference or careful parents are doing for their own ignorance of many parents is difficult loved ones. Many a tempted boy has to understand; as the cigarette habit been saved by this simple effort by an in the growing youth saps the vitality, earnest organizer in a public school. thereby stunting physical growth and An Anti-cigarette school campaign is stupefying the mentality. The ciga- a great blessing to the homes of any rette is the s^ed of the drink habit, and community, as many cities can testify. often the forerunner also of hideous In America ten States have made forms of personal impurity. the cigarette an out-law by absolutely Not only prisons and reformatories, prohibiting the manufacture and sale crowded to the limit with mere youths. of cigarette and cigarette papers, and but the populous insane asylums bear many other States are now lining up sad testimony to what the cigarette is their forces for a fight to the finish helping to make of bright promising with the worst foe that ever threatened boys such as to-day in our schools are the youth of the race. tampering with cigarettes. It is evident to most thinking per- Parents who read this word of sons that it is necessary to strike at the warning may well go into secret ses- root of the evil and clear the markets sion with their young hopefuls for a of what can so easily find its way into heart-to-heart talk. Parental authority the hands of the young, the weak, and should be sufficient in the case of any the unwary. Practical business men. one found guilty. A comparatively especially employers of young help, short indulgence, let it be remembered, are urging the most drastic legislation changes a boy into a contemptible possible. The Missing Exhibit NONE of the world's great exposi- liquor industry. It has always suf- tions has given full representation to fered neglect at the hands of those one of the leading industries of nearly having expositions in charge. This every country ontheglobe. This is the may not have been due to -conscious HERALD OF HEALTH 15 discrimination: for. perhaps, it has saloon, he was a sober man; when he never occurred to the liquor interest to came out, he was like that, and he was take advantage of such an opportunity what you made him. If he is not a for exploiting its products, and it specimen of the work done inside, may never have occurred to anyone what is he ?" else to urge such a display; but Mr. If only a few of the truest represent- Gough once saw fit in one of the great atives of the work done by the liquor- cities of England to suggest at least traffic had been sent to any one of our what might be done in this direction. great expositions, and these had all Seeing a drunken man lying on the been placed on exhibit in one building, ground just outside of a saloon door, he would it not have been a significant hastened across the street to a grocery object lesson? store, and requested a sheet of paper. The drunken bloat, the loafer, the With a piece of coloured crayon, he ragged, h'lthy gutter-sleeper, the mad- wrote in large letters the words: dened demon, the silly, chattering im- "Specimen of the work done inside/' becile, the bra/en harlot, the neglected Then hastening to where the drunkard home, together with the broken-hearted lay, he pinned the paper to the man's wife, the distracted father, the starv- coat, and stood aside to see the effect ing child, the hopeless epileptic— produced upon the passers-by. A these give but a suggestion of the fear- crowd soon gathered, which attracted ful ravages the liquor traffic is making the attention of the saloon-keeper. upon the homes and citizens of our As he came out and observed the cause fair land. What an exhibit the liquor of unusual interest, he angrily asked. products of the whole world must "Who did it?'' ''Which? 1 ' asked Mr. make to him who beholds them all. Gough. "If you mean what is on the past, present, and future ! And what paper, I did that; if you mean the must he think of the man who. in the man, you did it. This morning when face of all this devastation, lifts his he started for his work, he was a voice for the continuation of the sober man; when he went into your ,-vil [—Selected. The Relation of Meat-eating to the Plague FOR centuries the plague has pre- being that a flesh diet builds up the vailed more or less severely among the resistance of the body to disease, thus inhabitants of Persia, India, and other fortifying it against the plague as parts of the Orient. These people are. well as against other infections. for the greater part, rice-eaters. Flesh Certain of the newspapers of San foods are little used, partly because of Francisco long refused to recognize their expensive character, and partly the presence of plague in the city, because of religious scruples. The declaring that " no plague existed, or fact that meat is little eaten by the ever had existed, or ever could exist people among whom bubonic plague among meat-eating white people." has prevailed most extensively and Dr. Blue, the special agent of the constantly lias enabled the defenders American government, who for two of the flesh diet to construct :ui argu- ment for a flesh diet, the contention . (Coii.cf.uded. on Page Se f.enteen.).; 16 HERALD OF HEALTH roundings, for the treatment of all forms of paralysis, neuralgia, nervous PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY headache, locomotor ataxia, mental de- pression, and melancholia. The whole International Tract Society, sanitarium system is adapted to the building up and reconstruction of the nervous system. S. C. JVlenkel, M. B«, - Editor Constipation Subscription, Fo»t gtov. Re. 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Eiiteroptosis, or pro- to meet the needs of chronic invalids lapsus of the abdominal viscera, is also who have long been sick, and cannot treated with good results. recover at home, or who, for lack of Bright's Disease and Diabetes facilities which their cases require, are The accurate methods of diagnosis, not likely to get well at home. and the facilities for careful diet reg- Digestive Disorders ulation, yield specially encouraging Nine-tenths of the people are afflict- results in the management of these ed with dyspepsia; consequently, two serious and difficult diseases. chronic digestive disorders form 'a Cases of this class are amenable to large percentage of the cases treated. treatment when under the influence of the A great many of these cases have run else. Sanitarium regime, as nowhere the gamut of patent medicines, stom- ach bitters, and dyspepsia tablets, Rheumatism and Gout without securing relief; and, almost in These painful affections are favour- despair of obtaining help, they turn to ably influenced by the various baths the Sanitarium, where the systematic and other treatments administered, lines of treatment, with the special and patients are oft-times afforded facilities for diagnosis and accurate speedy relief from pain and other diet prescriptions, afford relief in the symptoms by strict adherence to the most aggravated cases, and effect re- non-uric-acid-diet here provided. A markable cures in the majority of sojourn at the Sanitarium cannot but others. prove of great value to those, suffer- Diseases of the Nervous System ing from rheumatism. Among the cases successfully treated Liver Disorders at this Institution, chronic diseases of The liver is one of the vital organs the nervous system are the most pro- most seriously damaged by modern minent. Functional derangements, high living. Jaundice, torpid liver, such as nervous prostration, bra ; n fag. and biliousness are common disorders. migraine, neurasthenia, and hysteria, The Sanitarium offers special help to together with the milder forms of or- this class of sufferers, by means of its ganic disturbance of the spine, brain, regulated dietary which affords the and peripheral nerves, are treated with liver a chance to rest, as well as the the bast results. The Institution offers hepatic douche and other special treat- the best possible advantages, both in ments calculated to arouse ihe liver to medical equipment and natural sur- its normal activity. HERALD OF HEALTH THE RELATION OF MEAT-EAT- Surgical Instruments ING TO THE PLAGUE (Concluded from Page Fifteen ) and years has been at work fighting this Hospital Requisites dread scourge in San Francisco, has utterly routed the defenders of this Oi R revised illustrated price theory, and has demonstrated to the list is now ready. satisfaction of everybody that meat- If you have not already receiv- eating is no defence against this grave ed a copy, we shall be glad to send malady. one post free on receipt of your It is not the rice diet of Orientals application for the same. which leads to the prevalence of plague among them, but the utter lack of You will find it useful for sanitation and the presence of count- reference, and will find prices less numbers of fleas, with rats and compare favourably with those of other rodents which are highly subject the best English makers. to this disease. As a matter of fact, We guarantee the quality of all the plague seems to be peculiarly a instruments we send out. meat-eater's disease. The rat is a meat-eater. He gets the disease. The SMITH, STANISTREET &CO., flea, a flesh-eater, or at least a blood- CALCUTTA. eater, contracts the disease from the rat and conveys it to man. While flesh-abstainers are not exempt, from School of Health (his disease, it quite likely will be THE new book. Have you seen it'.' shown sometime that the meat-eater A guide to health in the home. It is actually more liable to contract this contains the elementary facts of disease than flesh abstainers. It has physiology; a practical course in been clearly established that the fivsh- physical culture, instruction in health- ful cookery, and directions for the abstainer has far greater resistance home treatment of the most common against fatigue than the meat-eaterhas. diseases. The physiologic reasons for this fact, so The author, Alfred 15. Olsen. M. 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