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February 26, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXX(9):465-467. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440610013001c

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The two essential parts of a human being are mind and body, and so constituted are they that each is of the utmost importance to the other. They are bound together by ties that render them inseparable through life. A suffering body depresses the mind; a harassed mind wearies the body. That which strengthens the human organism, stimulates the intellect to action. Raptures of the mind thrill the body. This being true, how important that from the first days of life, the intellectual and physical should grow and develop side by side.

That laws of health obeyed increase and add pleasure to life, should be known by every man, woman and child in our land. Health with a fair mind is worth more than a brilliant intellect in a feeble constitution.

The broadening light of knowledge reveals truths in cause and effect of hygienic principles before unknown. These bear added

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