Excerpt from Public School Temperance: Lessons on Alcohol, and Its Action on the Body In compliance with a well understood public opinion an Act to provide for the teaching of Temperance in the Public Schools was introduced at the last session of the Legislature of Ontario, and received the unanimous approval of the House. Under the provisions; that Act, the subject is placed in the Programme of Public School studies; and this volume is authorized by the Department of Education as the text-book. The author of this work is the celebrated Dr. Richardson, F.R.S., F.R.C.P., of England, Hon. Sec. to the Royal Literary Fund, and author of the Cantor Lectures on Alcohol, who is kwn throughout the British Empire as one of the highest authorities on this and kindred scientific subjects. The publishers have secured the copyright for the Dominion of Canada, and, under the direction of the Department, have slightly re-arranged the matter so as to adapt it more fully to the capacity of Public School pupils. The book will be sold to pupils and the public for twenty-five cents. It will t fail to be observed that, though containing all of the matter of the English edition, it is only one-half of the price. The plan of the work will readily commend itself. Each branch of the subject is presented in simple language, and arranged in a short lesson, to which questions are appended. The information imparted, while of the most interesting and valuable character, is made as general as is consistent with a kwledge of the subject; the intention being t so much to give details and technicalities, as to explain the effects of alcohol on the human system, and to impress the pupil with the danger of its use. 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.