Embossed front and back covers and spine, trimmed edges, 5"x 7¼" x ¾" thick, 224 pp, 11.3 oz
The book has seen much use in it's 117 years.
No loose or missing pages, there are several very small corner creases.
There is page age-toning and exterior spine rubbing wear.
There are two interior spine breaks, there is outer cover soil from handling, staining to page edges, there are a few smudges on some pages.
A previous owner has penciled in his name in the front of the book, but no other notations, marks or writing.
The covers' corners are fairly square, the book is not 'racked,' and there appears to be some light blue ink around "Elementary" on the front cover.
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What follows is verbatim, from the book's front matter:
A Healthy Body.
A Text-Book On Anatomy, Physiology, Hygiene, Alcohol, and Narcotics.
For Use In Intermediate and Grammar Grades in Public and Private Schools.
By Charles H. Stowell, M.D.,
Late Professor of Histology and Microscopy and Assistant Professor of Physiology, University of Michigan; Author of "Student's Manual of Histology," "The Human Tooth," "Microscopical Diagnosis," "Primer of Health," "Essentials of Health,"
Late Editor of "The Microscope," Editor of "The National Medical Review," "Food," Etc.
Fully Illustrated With Original Sketches by the Author.
Silver, Burdett & Company, Publishers, New York. BOSTON. Chicago.
We have examined the school text-book"..."As it faithfully teaches the nature of alcoholic drinks and other narcotics in connection with relative physiology and hygiene, and in language well adapted to grade, we heartly commend and indorse it for Intermediate or Grammar Grade pupils or schools. Mary H. Hunt, National and International Supt. Dept. of Scientific Instruction of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Advisory Board for U.S.A. Albert H. Plumb, D.D., Daniel Dorchester, D.D., Hon. William E. Sheldon, Rev. Joseph Cook.
Copyright, 1888, by John C. Buckbee and Company.
Copyright, 1891, by Silver, Burdett, and Company.
This book has been written to meet the demand for the study of the human body in the intermediate and grammar grades of the public schools. Especial attention has been given to the effects of alcoholic drinks on the organs and tissues of the body. In this respect no statement has been made that is not capable of positive proof. The author has also strongly insisted on the injury to young men and boys caused by the habit of smoking tobacco, which in too many cases prepares the way for more disastrous habits. Good health is one of the safeguards not only against suffering, but also against crime. Vicious habits often result from a lack of knowledge of the laws of health, while both physical and mental health are frequently impaired by conditions which a proper understanding of hygiene would obviate. Therefore, special attention has been given to general hygiene. It is believed that the study of the human body, together with a knowledge of the effects of alcohol upon it, will do much to make the coming generation wise, temperate, and moral. Charles H. Stowell. University of Michigan, December, 1888.
Preface to the Revised Edition.
So short a time has elapsed since the first appearance of this book that radical changes are not required. Some slight alterations have been made in the text, a number of new illustrations substituted, and a list of questions added to each chapter. Charles H. Stowell. Washington, D.C. December, 1893.
What is Alcohol?, Fermented Liquors, Distillation, Cells, The Bones, The Skeleton and the Joints, Hygiene of the Bones, The Muscles, Exercise, Our Foods, Cooking, Digestion, Digestion in the Stomach, Digestion in the Intestine, Alcohol - Tobacco - Opium - and the Digestive Organs, Absorption, The Blood, Circulation, The Effects of Alcohol and Tobacco on the Heart and the Circulation, Respiration, Ventilation, Sleep, The Kidneys, The Skin, Temperature of the Body, The Nervous System, Alcohol - Tobacco - Opium and the Nervous System, The Sense of Sight, The Sense of Taste, The Senses of Smell and Touch, The Senses of Temperature - Weight and Hearing, Opium - Tea - Coffee and Tobacco, Alcohol and Long Life, What the Authorities Say, Before the Doctor Comes, Index, Pronunciation of Words
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