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THE

HOUSEHOLD MANUAL

OF

DOMESTIC HYGIENE, FOODS AND DRINKS, COMMON

DISEASES, ACCIDENTS AND EMERGENCIES,

AND USEFUL HINTS AND RECIPES.

With Many Other Interesting Topics.

PUBLISHED AT

THE OFFICE OF THE HEALTH R'E FORDIER,

BATTLE CREEK, MICH.

V

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

BEQUEST OF
MRS. CHESTER N. GREENOUGH

SEPTEMBER 20, 1926

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1875, hy

THE HEALTH REFORMER,

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.

PRESERVATION MASTER

AT HARVARD

PREFACE.

As indicated by the title page, this little work deals with quite a variety of topics. It is thought, however, that all the subjects considered will be found usefully suggestive to every household. The aim has been to make the work eminently practical in character, and to condense into the smallest space the greatest possible amount of information.

The suggestions and hints given under the head of Domestic Hygiene,” if thoroughly appreciated and applied, will obviate a very large proportion of the ills and suffering incident to domestic life.

The chapter on “Foods and Drinks ” contains much which may be new to a majority of those who have never investigated the subject from the standpoint of health. It is not intended to be in any sense complete, the object being only to call attention to a few of the ways in which disease and preinature death are occasioned by errors in diet. Those who are interested to pursue the subject further should send to this Office for other works which explain it more fully, the names of which are given in our book list at the close of the volume.

In “Simple Remedies for Common Diseases given directions for treating more than sixty common maladies with such remedies (with few exceptions) as are to be found in any household.

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“ Accidents and Emergencies ” will be found to afford such information as may enable a person to be the means of saving many lives if it is carefully and promptly applied at the proper time.

The recipes for cooking have been tested by experienced cooks and others, and will be found to be a great improvement over those in ordinary use, as all admit upon making a fair trial. The miscellaneous recipes have been collected from numerous reliable sources, with much care, and it is hoped that all may find something among them that will be really a desideratum.

The two essays by Dr. R. T. Trall which form the concluding portion of the book are valuable and interesting. A table of contents of each will be found in immediate connection with it instead of being introduced into the index.

PUBLISHERS.

IN D E X.

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PAGE.

PAGE. Accidents and Emergen Canker, cies,

89 Carbuncle, Aconite,

106
Care of the Sick,

81 Acids,

106

Carbonic Acid, Amount Acetate of Lead,

107 Produced, Air Poisoning, 11 | Camphor,

105, Alkalies, 106 Candies, Poisonous,

107 Alcoholic Poisoning, 107 Carron Oil,

115 Amount of Air Required, 11 Cess-Pools,

14, 15 Ammonia,

106 Cellars, Ventilation of, 17 Animalculæ, Cause of Dis

Disinfection of,

18 ease,

16 Cements for Glass and Api iné Colors Poisonous, . 24 China,

112 Antidotes, 105 Cements for Wood,

113 Ants, to Kill, 119

113 A poplexy,

59

Cement for Stoneware, 113 Apple Custard Pie,

122 Charcoal as a Deodorizer, 13 A qua Fortis, 106 Chlorine,

14 Artificial Respiration, . 90, 93 Chloride of Lime as a DisinArnica,

101 fectant,

14, 27, 28 Arsenic, 106 | Chilblains,

54 Bathing, 23 Chafing,

74 Bad Breath,

72, 73 Chapped Hands, Feet, Lips, 74 Baldness, 77 Choking,

96 Baths, Packs, etc., 108 Chalk,

106 Beds and Bedding,

20
Chronic Poisoning,

107 Bee-Stings, 104 Chimney on Fire,

105 Biliousness,

66
Chest-Wrapper,

109 Bitters,

67 | Cleansing Sick-Rooms, 26, 27 Bite of Mad Dog, 103 Cleaning Bottles,

118 Bite of Rattlesnake, 103 Copperas as a Disi: fectant, 14 Blood Tonics,

67
Cold Bathing,

23 Bleeding from Lungs, 100 Colors, Poisonous,

24 Bluing, Liquid, 117 Cosmetics,

25 Black Ink, 118 Corsets, etc.,

29 Blue Ink, 118 Condiments,

32 Boils,

79 Cows, Stabled, Milk from, 36 Boots, to Dry, 119 Colds,

50 Borax Wash, 119 Colic,

57 Bromo-Chloralum, 14 Convulsions,

58 Bruises,

102 Constipation, Breakfast Cake, 121 Cold Feet,

64 Bunions, 79 Consumption,

69 Burns and Scalds, 53, 102 Cough,

70 Bug Poison, 119 Cough Candy,

71 Carbon Di-Oxide,

10
Corps,

78 Carbolic Acid, 28 Corrosive Sublimate,

106 Catching Consumption, 36 | Compresses,

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