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    1 PHYSIOLOGY AND HYGIENE 9
    Explanation of the subject.-General remarks on the Human System, and the importance of understanding it, and knowing how to properly care for it
    2 THE HUMAN FRAME 19
    The bones of the body: their construction, number, nature, power, position, and use.-The joints, ligaments, synovia, &c., &c.
    3 THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM 43
    The muscles: their construction, number, power and manner of action.-Muscles of the head and face, neck, back, chest, limbs, etc.-Pairs of muscles.-Muscles of the alimentary canal.-Disadvantageous action of muscles.-Rapidity of muscular motion.-Care of the muscles.-Muscular exercises.-Fascie
    4 THE CIRCULATION OF THE BLOOD 61
    The heart described.-Its auricles and ventricles, and their action.-Valves of the heart.-Course of the blood through the heart.-The time the heart rests.-Times of its beating.-Its power and capacity.-Heart illustrated.-The arteries: their number and capacity.-Their position.-Their wounds; how known, how treated.-Their origin, and number.-Connection between arteries, and why.-Pulmonary arteries.-Capillaries: their rise, number, and use.-Their position.-Venous system.-Structure of the veins.-Their origin, and course.-Vein-valves, and their use.-Three classes of veins.-Forces of circulation in veins.-Pulmonary veins.-Portal system.-Blood: its color, and quantity in the body.-Time of its circuit through the body, and amount passing through the heart per hour.-What will promote a good circulation.-Clothing, proper food, etc.-Disturbing causes in the circulation
    5 THE LYMPHATICS 82
    The office of the lymphatics.-Their origin, and construction.-Lymphatic glands.-Lacteals.-Difference between lymphatics and lacteals.-Different kinds of lymphatics.-Radicles.-Chyle.-Lymph.-General views of absorption in the system
    6 THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 88
    Nerves.-Two nervous systems in living animal bodies: organic, and nerves of animal life.-Structure of nerves, and the size of component parts of nerves.-Center of organic nervous system.-The solar plexus.-Ganglia.-Suspension of the action of organic and animal nerves: the effect.-Distribution of animal nerves.-Nourishment of nerves.-Illustration of sympathetic, or organic nerves.-Important relation of the stomach to the nervous system.-The cerebro-spinal, or animal nervous system.-Its center, the brain.-Structure of the brain: its size, divisions, and coverings.-Cerebrum.-Cerebellum.-Cerebro-spinal nerves: their origin.-Spinal marrow.-Medulla oblongata.-Cranial nerves.-Arbor vitae.-Ganglia of the brain.-Nine pairs of nerves.-Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves.-Action of the brain.-Injuries of the brain: the effect.-Inactive in profound sleep.-Sleep: proper amount; how taken; in what rooms; best time for sleep, etc.-Exercise of the brain: result.-Phrenological arrangement of the brain.-The mind of man.-Faculties, and propensities.-True happiness.-Effect of mind on body, and of the body on the mind.-Pneumo-gastric, or lung-and-stomach nerve.-Its importance.-Effects of the mind on the stomach, and of the stomach on the mind.-Disease of the nervous system
    7 ORGANS OF THE EXTERNAL SENSES 125
    Organ of smell: its structure, action, and care.-The eye: its structure, and action.-The medium of sight.-Seeing illustrated.-Care of the eye.-The ear: its structure, action, benefit.-Diseases of the ear, and proper care.-The organ of taste, the tongue: its structure, and action.-What a healthy taste is.-Sense of touch.-The skin described.-Its derma, epiderma, sweat glands, hair follicles, nails, etc.-Action of the skin as a depurating and breathing organ.-Care of the skin.-Bathing.-Instructions about bathing.-Colds: how produced, how cured.-The clothing as related to the care of the skin
    8 THE VISCERA 143
    Three cavities of the body: cranio-spinal, thorax, and abdomen.-Organ of the voice, the larynx described.-How the voice is produced.-Training the voice.-The wind-pipe: its description, and action.-The lungs: their action.-The pleura.-Breathing: how accomplished.-Capillaries of the lungs.-Digestion of air in the lungs.-Pure air essential to health of lungs.-Purification of the blood in the lungs.-Freedom for the lungs.-Effects of impure air on the lungs.-Ventilation of rooms.-Inflammation of lungs: how treated.-The peritoneum.-Great omentum and mesentery.-Alimentary canal.-The mouth, and salivary glands.-Effects of improper mastication.-Drinking with food: its effect.-The oesophagus.-The stomach: its action.-Duodenum, or second stomach.-Pancreas.-Liver.-Gall bladder.-Jejunum.-Heum.-Large intestine.-Rectum.-Mesocolon.-Caul.-Spleen.-Kidneys.-Supra-renal capsules
    9 DIET, OR PROPER FOOD AND DRINK 179
    Elements of the body.-Elements of food.-Law of adaptation.-Meat.-Alcohol, and stimulants.-Comparative nutriment of meat and vegetable food.-Disease of flesh meats.-Butter, milk, cream, cheese, flesh soups, fish, eggs, acids, vinegar.-Proper food.-General instruction relative to eating.-Food of children.-Pure soft water the most wholesome drink
    10 MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS 198
    Animal heat: how produced.-Exercise.-General instructions relative to exercise.-Disease.-Cause of disease.-Cure of disease.-Medicines: their effect.-Passions.-Secret youthful vices
    INDEX 206
    HEALTH IS HAPPINESS! 1a
    THE HEALTH REFORMER 7a
    THE HEALTH INSTITUTE 11a
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