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November 11, 1893

THE SCHOTT METHOD OF TREATING CHRONIC DISEASES OF THE HEART BY BATHS AND GYMNASTICS.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(20):717-724. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420720001001
Abstract

E—eyesight.  The eyes are often affected injuriously by school work carried to excess, or conducted amid unwholesome surroundings. There is a strong tendency to the production of near-sightedness; which can, to a great extent, be remedied by the avoidance of known causes. Among the direct causes of near-sight are— bad light, bad position at work, too protracted work, bad print; and to these must be added, as indirect causes, bad ventilation and heating, poor food, and whatever impairs the vigor of health.Light in schoolrooms should never strike the pupil in the face while at work.Excess of light is less common than deficiency, but is also harmful. No desk can be more than twenty feet from the windows of an ordinary schoolroom (supposing the top of the windows to reach the height of about twelve feet from the floor) without impairing the light.A stooping position, and the wearing

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