The American Boy and the Social Evil: From a Physician's Standpoint

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J.C. Winston Company, 1905 - 159 pages

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Page 118 - ... mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth it. For these winding and crooked courses are the goings of the serpent, which goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet.
Page 159 - Had I a sword of keener steel — That blue blade that the King's son bears — but this Blunt thing — !" he snapt and flung it from his hand, And lowering crept away and left the field. Then came the King's son, wounded, sore bestead, And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it; and with battle-shout Lifted afresh he hewed his enemy down. And saved a great cause that heroic day.
Page 116 - Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker ! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or Thy work, He hath no hands...
Page 47 - If we compare, from a social point of view, the importance of gonorrhea with that of syphilis, gonorrhea is to syphilis as 1oo is to 1, not only from the standpoint of the number of persons attacked, but also from the standpoint of the gravity of the lesions and their perpetuity.
Page 151 - They safely walk in darkest ways Whose youth is lighted from above, Where, through the senses' silvery haze, Dawns the veil'd moon of nuptial love. Who is the happy husband ? He Who, scanning his unwedded life, Thanks Heaven, with a conscience free, Twas faithful to his future wife.
Page 53 - A case is described in one of our own medical journals, dated September, 1903, in which a man infected his own eye with gonorrhea after six years, during which the disease appeared to be cured. At the same time all his joints became involved, as well as the tendon sheaths of one foot. The gonococcus was obtained from the discharges of the eye, proving the real nature of the infection.
Page 49 - Between 10 and 20 per cent. of all cases of infantile blindness are due to gonorrheal infection. Statistics of the German Empire for 1894 showed that 80 per cent. of all children born with healthy eyes who became blind did so as the result of transmitted gonorrhea. In that country there...
Page 44 - This ratio holds good for nearly all the large cities of America. While all prostitutes are considered gonorrhoeic subjects, it is estimated that every fourth one is qualified to transmit syphilis. In Prussia it is estimated that there are annually 773,000 cases of venereal disease.
Page 49 - ... cites the cases of 53 women, pregnant during a gonorrhea, of whom 19 aborted. Friihingsholtz cites 101 cases, of which 23 aborted, and 7 went into premature labor. Price, of this city, says that of 1,000 abdominal operations in women 95 per cent, were the result of conditions due to gonorrhea. The statistics of the German Empire for 1894 showed that 80 per cent, of the women who died of uterine or ovarian disease died as the result of conditions dependent upon gonorrhea. Have I convinced you...
Page 30 - My work is mine, And, heresy or not, if my hand slacked I should rob God - since He is fullest good Leaving a blank instead of violins. I say, not God Himself can make man's best Without best men to help Him.

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