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The Child's Day

The Child's Day by Woods Hutchinson
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The Child's Day, The Woods Hutchinson Health Series
By Woods Hutchinson, A.M., M.D. FOREWORD If youth only knew, if old age only could! lamented the philosopher. What is the use, say some, of putting ideas about disease into children's heads and making them fussy about their health and anxious before their time? Precisely because ideas about disease are far less hurtful than disease itself, and because the period for richest returns from sensible living is childhood--and the earlier the better. It is abundantly worth while to teach a child how to protect his health and build up his strength; too many of us only begin to take thought of our health when it is too late to do us much good. Almost everything is possible in childhood. The heaviest life handicaps can be fed and played and trained out of existence in a child. Even the most rudimentary knowledge, the simplest and crudest of precautions, in

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[Illustration: A GOOD SPORT FOR GIRLS AND BOYS]

THE WOODS HUTCHINSON HEALTH SERIES

THE CHILD'S DAY

BY

WOODS HUTCHINSON, A.M., M.D.

Sometime Professor of Anatomy, University of Iowa; Professor of Comparative Pathology and Methods of Science Teaching, University of Buffalo; Lecturer, London Medical Graduates' College and University of London; and State Health Officer of Oregon. Author of "Preventable Diseases," "Conquest of Consumption," "Instinct and Health," and "A Handbook of Health."

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO

COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY WOODS HUTCHINSON

FOREWORD

"If youth only knew, if old age only could!" lamented the philosopher. What is the use, say some, of putting ideas about disease into children's heads and making them fussy about their health and anxious before their time?

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