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Elements of hygiene and sanitation (1918)


Elements of hygiene and sanitation (1918)

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    Theodore Hough
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER XVIII THE HYGIENE OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. BEST AND SLEEP In no respect do the conditions of modern life stand in more striking contrast to those of former times than in the increasing importance of mental work in contrast with muscular work as a means of livelihood. Not only are there more professional men — such as lawyers, editors, physicians, teachers, and the like — but the character of modern business life involves the ceaseless use of the nervous system both on the part of those who direct large enterprises and of those who occupy subordinate positions. The clerk in a bank, as well as the president or cashier, is " living by his wits " and is using his brain to an extent almost unknown until within the last century. Never was competition so keen: never has it been so necessary to inform one's self minutely as to market conditions of demand and supply: never before has the margin of profits been so small: never before has it been so necessary to avoid waste: and never before has it been so difficult to protect one's self against novel and unforeseen conditions. Truly the modern business man must be ever awake, ever alert. Nor is this all. With the introduction of the telegraph and telephone, communication between man and man is facilitated: the widespread employment of stenographers results in an increase of letters received and sent: and in other ways the number of matters demanding attention is multiplied manyfold. Moreover, the increase of wealth has enlarged the possibilities of life: concerts, art exhibitions,books, crowd upon us: social engagements are multiplied: so that as a result we are kept ever on the alert, and the man or woman who does not firmly decline invitations, engagements, and efforts which would overcrowd life to no good purpose experien...  
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