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Care Of The Skin And Its Disorders - Part 4
In the absence of actual disease of the hair or scalp, the single, total purpose of a shampoo is to cleanse. No matterwhat the price and no matter what the claims on the bottle, that is all a shampoo can do.Shampoos are of two types: the soap shampoos and the soapless.
Care Of The Skin And Its Disorders - Part 5
There are many varieties of baldness, and there are many causes for each variety. In all cases of baldness or incipient baldness, whether or not accompanied by a disorder of the scalp such as an eczema or severe dandruff, the sensible thing to do is to consult a skin specialist. In most instances of baldness, there is usually no noticeable disorder of the skin, or at the most some dandruff.
Care Of The Skin And Its Disorders - Part 6
Except for albinos and many redheads, most of us can acquire a tan. The sensible way to do it is to start with short exposures to sunlight and gradually increase their duration. This, however, is easier said than done, especially in the case of city dwellers whose opportunities for sun-bathing are usually limited to occasional week-ends and who like to make the most of any chance to be outdoors.
Care Of The Skin And Its Disorders - Part 7
The best measure for the prevention of ivy poisoning consists in learning to recognize the plant, and then avoiding it. The poison-ivy vine has characteristic shiny, dark green leaves with three leaflets, white berries, and reddish stems. Poison oak, found chiefly on the West Coast, is very similar to poison ivy.
Care Of The Skin And Its Disorders - Part 8
Many skin and internal diseases manifest themselves in the form of pimples and blotches resembling those of ordinary acne. It often requires all the skill and knowledge of a physician to recognize and choose the proper treatment for these different conditions.
Care Of The Skin And Its Disorders - Part 9
This is an infection caused by a microscopic fungus, and it is readily transmissible from one person to another. This fungus exists everywhere, and there are few adults in this country who have not at some time been exposed to infection and suffered from some slight discomfort as a result of the infection.
Feminine Hygiene
THE terms, 'feminine hygiene' and 'marital hygiene,' have been invoked by manufacturers of proprietary products to cover the entire field of feminine bodily functions. As far as manufacturers are concerned, this includes menstruation, vaginal cleanliness, leucorrhea, contraception, pregnancy, menopause, and even body odor.
Kidney And Bladder Trouble
KIDNEY disease and bladder trouble can rarely be relieved even temporarily by a patent medicine. Both kidney and bladder are subject to many different diseases, having many different causes. Not one of these maladies can be cured by any single drug or combination of drugs available to the public.
Diabetes
ALMOST one million people in the United States have diabetes. About fifteen years ago a diagnosis of diabetes spelled tragedy for the affected individual, but the discovery of insulin in 1921 revolutionized the treatment of the disease.
Goiter
THE thyroid gland, situated in front of the windpipe, plays a very important role in the functioning of all the body organs. Overactivity of the gland causes a condition known as hyperthyroidism; underactivity causes hypothyroidism, or myxoedema. The former is frequently treated by an operation designed to remove some of the overactive thyroid tissue.
Cancer
ALTHOUGH the causes of cancer are not yet known, many types can be prevented and others cured completely, provided they are diagnosed in time. Preventive measures can be applied in certain industries and occupations, such as aniline dye works, radium and watch-dial manufacturing, and pitchblende mining, where the worker is constantly ex-posed to irritants.
High Blood Pressure
HIGH blood pressure, or 'hypertension,' is a condition in which the blood pressure is raised above normal. Note that we say condition, and not disease. Hypertension is not a specific disease like pneumonia. There is no serum or drug available that has any permanent effect on it.
Hernia
HERNIA, or 'rupture,' is a protrusion of the inner lining of the abdominal cavity through a weakness of the body wall. Often a loop of intestine follows the lining membrane through the weakened area. Various types of trusses and supports are advertised for the 'cure' of hernia.
Conclusion
IF CONSUMERS learn from this book that medical 'advice' appearing in advertisements should be taken with the proverbial grain of salt, the author will consider his work a success. Skepticism is an important requirement in all search for knowledge. In health care, next to the ability to buy competent medical care, it is perhaps the most important quality that the consumer should possess.
Sweden In Prehistoric And Early Historic Times
THE Swedes, although the oldest and most unmixed race in Europe, realized very late the necessity of writing chronicles or reviews of historic events. Thus the names of heroes and kings of the remotest past are helplessly forgotten, and lost also the history of its earliest religion and institutions.
Dawn Of Swedish History - Heimskringla And Ynglingatal
SNORRE STURLESON, the great historian and poet of Iceland, of the earlier half of the thirteenth century, is considered to be the author of the history of the kings of Norway which, after the first words of the first chapter, has been called Heimskringla.
The Viking Age - Ansgar, The Apostle Of Sweden
'IN the North there is a great ocean, and in this ocean there is a large island called Scandza, out of whose loins our race burst forth like a swarm of bees and spread over Europe.' These were the words the Gothic historian Jordanes put on parchment, inspired by the popular traditions of a Teutonic migration from the North.
Early Christian Era - Stenkil's Line And Interchanging Dynasties
THE sources of Swedish history during the first two centuries of the Middle Ages are very meagre. This is a deplorable fact, for during that period Sweden passed through a great and thorough development, the various stages of which consequently are not easily traced.
The Mediaeval State - The Folkung Dynasty
WITH Eric Ericsson the royal line of Saint Eric became extinct. The crown was, on account of his birthright, offered to Valdemar, the oldest son of Birger Jarl. He was crowned in Link-ping in 1251. From this period on, a new historic source is found in the rhymed chronicles, of which Swedish literature possesses several elaborate ones of more than 22,000 verses in all.
Unionism Versus Patriotism - Margaret, Engelbrekt And Charles Knutsson
QUEEN MARGARET, the successor of Albrecht, for the first time in history united the three Scandinavian countries and their dependencies under one rule. Born in a prison in which King Valdemar of Denmark had placed his consort, Queen Hedvig, there remained in the character of Margaret something of the rigor and chill of her uncomely birthplace.
Unionism Versus Patriotism - Uncrowned Kings Of The Sture Families
STEN STURE THE ELDER was chosen regent by the council of state and elected by the people at the Riksdag of Arboga, in 1471. For more than half a century following upon the reign of Charles VIII., Sweden was governed by uncrowned kings, with the intermission of a few years.
Revolution And Reformation - Gustavus Vasa
GUSTAVUS ERICSSON VASA, the man whom Providence had selected to save his country from anarchy and ruin, belonged to a noble family of Unionist sympathies, his great-grandfather being Drotsete Krister Nilsson Vasa. But the Vasa family had joined the cause of the patriots during the reigns of the Stures, simultaneously losing some of its earlier importance.
Reformation And Reaction - The Sons Of Gustavus I
ERIC XIV succeeded his father in 1560, commencing his reign under the most brilliant of auspices. But the old King Gustavus had foreseen that his sons would cause danger to the realm which he with infinite care had built up. After his forty years' work of construction followed forty years of destruction which his elder sons brought to bear upon it.
Period Of Political Grandeur - Gustavus II Adolphus
GUSTAVUS II ADOLPHUS is the greatest figure of Swedish history, revered and beloved as one of the noblest of heroes, a genius in whom the qualities of the great statesman and warrior were blended with the faith of a man ready to sacrifice his life for the loftiest of causes-religious liberty.
Period Of Political Grandeur - Queen Christine
CHRISTINE was six years old when she succeeded her father. Her armies stood scattered through foreign lands, surrounded by enemies and faithless allies. Her country was covered with glory, but in direst distress. The most remarkable aspect of her father's greatness now was to become apparent.
Period Of Political Grandeur - Charles X And Charles XI
CHARLES X was one of the most ambitious men ever placed upon a throne, and Europe was soon to realize that a new war-lord was come. His ambition, so long unsatisfied and secreted, burst forth with uncontrollable strength, in compass only to be equalled by his rare gifts of mind and heart.
Period Of Political Grandeur - Charles XII
CHARLES XII., the most famous of Swedish kings, was a boy of fifteen at the death of his father. He was born June 17, 1682, at the castle of Stockholm. The astrologers declared that Sweden was to receive a new war-lord, and that time they were not mistaken.
Period Of Liberty - The Aristocratic Republic
ULRICA ELEONORE succeeded her brother Charles XII. as the sovereign of Sweden. She was pro-claimed queen by birthright, and called the Riksdag, willing to cede the absolute power. When the Riksdag convened a disagreeable surprise met her.
Gustavian Period - Gustavus III And Gustavus IV
Adolphus GUSTAVUS III., with his brilliant endowment, one of the most illustrious, and, in spite of his glaring faults, one of the most beloved, of Swedish monarchs, was the first king since Charles XII. who was born in Sweden. For this very reason, and on account of his amiable and charming disposition, he had won for himself the sympathy of the people even before his succession to the throne.
The Constitutional Monarchy - Charles XIII And The Early Bernadottes
CHARLES XIII. succeeded his nephew. He was chosen king after a new constitution had been formulated and accepted by the Riksdag of 1809. Charles XIII. was one of the most unsympathetic of Swedish kings, but his reign marks a new period in Swedish history, commencing the era of constitutional government.
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