Excerpt from Hygiene of Childhood: Suggestions for the Care of Children After the Period of Infancy The strength and prosperity of a community and a nation are largely influenced by the sturdy vigor of body and mind of the adult population; and, as the oft-quoted saying that the child is father to the man is true, and as the vigor at maturity must in a great measure depend upon proper guidance during the years of development, it follows that it is of the utmost importance that parents should have correct ideas on the personal hygiene and care of their children. Notwithstanding that the study of the period of infancy and adolescence has received especial attention of late years, and that mothers are realizing more and more the vital necessity of hygienic observances at this time of life, the physician in his round of visits is made aware of a woful lack of kwledge, or perhaps appreciation, of the laws of health by mothers and by others who have the guidance of youth; and he feels that arguments demonstrating the necessity of closely studying the requirements of childhood can t be too frequently presented. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.