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TALKS ON HEALTH.I

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TALKS ON HEALTH. By A FAMILY DOCTOR. FAITH CURES. U'L1 confusion of thought still persista on the s'LLbject of faith curea. H a Ntan has a sharp bit of grit in his eye it is not much good trying' absent treatment ot prayer or suggestion or Christian Science. You can tell a man who is tormented with an innamed eye that it is all his imagina. tion. smd if onlv he would read the Bible he would be quickly restored to health, only my advice to you is to get out of his way before he has time to kick you. The weak point in a'l methods of cure unrecognised by the medical profession is that the so- j-illed heater does not know whether he M dealing with an imaginary ill or a physical complaint. He offers to cure everybody, and he adopts the same method whether the patient has cancer of the stomach or an imaginary colly-wobblee of the inside. The hea-Ier u not dishonest enough to offer to re- store an arm that has been amputated, bu< he is quite equal to onering to cure a case of disease where the central nervous system has been jimt as effectually destroyed as ihe .unputa.ted arm. The cruelty and the wicked- ness of the healer are apparent w here a patient had gall-etones which could be lifted out by a skilled surgeon and thrown in the du.stbin, while they are kent in the body to c.tuse pain and mffpring all the time the "treatment" is going on. -:0:- "ALL IMAGINATION." I The people who are cured by faith are often rather cranky. A man may walk into a healer's room and say, "Ob, I have got such a ghastly headache,' and the healer replies. Oh, no you haven't; it's all imag- ination-' The man sayci. "You are quite rig-ht, my headache has gone. I am quite cured, good morning." Well, that man can- not have much initiative or will-power. He will get some other cranky complaint soon after. We have to make up our minds that it is a tunny world and that there arc some funny peonie in it. Always listen t* a crank's story of how he was completely cured of paiu in the back by absent prayer; it is interesting as a human document, and givef you an insight into the character of the individual you are dealing with; but do not place too much credence in his story nor agree with him when he calls his cure stupendous and miraculous. ââââââ.0 :ââââââ t THE ME;T:L SIDE. I We meet with men whoeo condition M a combmation of physical, disease and mental depression. A man may auS'er from cancer of the liver and melancholy. Hg sits at home with his head against the wall and groans out, "Oh, what a shocking thing it is to have cancer." That in his daily occupation. Along comes a Christian Scientist and smacks him on the back and tells him there ta nothing the matter with him, he ought to f ped big days in useful employment; he ought to try and forget hM own ills in try- ing to make others happy; he must not fill the world with his own ego The world is beautify; the spring is 'here. Come and have a at the theatre: read good book.s. cig anything rather than groan with your head against the wall; it only make. a casty. greasy spot on the wall-paper. And so the Christian Scientist helps the man to dMiriss melancholy. A!! honour to him for it. If no one elt?e has the aense to do it we must c3,H in a. but anyone with a brain would do the came thing. Well, people say. "Look at that. now; la4it week Mr. Blank W'J.S sitting with hl-; he,.d againot the wall. and now, since he became a Christian Scientist he has cone about doin? all sorts of kind things." The man's I!fp ha, been im- proved by removal of the mental side of the complaint, but, of course, he dies of his cancer at the end of a few months. A. REMEDY FOR "NERVES." Ons great remedy for nervea*" would 00 atLallround increase in emciency. We all ought to do our work better and the world would soon be full of smiles. Poor father M exarated because mother's cooking is too T.vfu!. Mcther M driven crazy because the "moter's .help" she has engaged has about m much br<un as a rabbit. Poor Percy !s annoyed beyond a)! endurance; he wa.ntâ¬<t to look his !)(.'tit when he was taking Gertie out, and the washer-woman has qpent his linen home in a disgraceful condition. The taxicab drivers goo cut of their way to insult everybody, and if a taxi is needed in a hurry in a cas.e of iHness they take a special delight ,n trouble. A SELF-IMPOSED BURDEN. I We are losing our better feelings; the idea of willing and cheerful service is eva- porating, and the consequence is I am called in to see both Mr. and Mrs. Brown and all the little Browns, who are eunering from ja,(ied nerves. This burd"l of grumpmess is aetf-impcsed. We ought to make an effort and throw it off. The worst expression I :know is, "I can't help your troubles." In future you wiM p!ea..e .ay. "What can. I do to help your troubles? And then we shall blave moTe smiling faces and fewer doctors' bills. Long ago you promised to keep me in tea and tobacco if evor I had to go in the workhouse. But I warn you, I must ha.ve everybody's work dom better. Please everybody and you will find yourself pleased. SORES ON THE SCADP. I If ever the scalp gets infecbed with soree, } the hair should be en t gl:rt. It will soon I grow again. Litt'e girls look quite nice with short hair, ..nd it will grow stronger after it has been cut. You must not try to keep long. ma.tted'hair deem; it is very dif. jicult. if net hopeles?. The discharge from the sores tanglea the hair and allows the germs to grow. No sooner is one sore healed than another appears. The only thium is a good shampoo night and mornicg. Soap and water ia a better remedy than any applica- tion. If you put any ointment on, you must wash the old ointment off every morning before you put the fresh ointment on. ? ? V, 0 N M ITI I 0 ?! 1L1'i 1 0 ?< 0 The child's na-ils should be out short; otherwise she will scratch the &ore8 during slæp and then scratch her arm and start a sore on the arm. If thick scabs form they must nrst be soaked in hot water and then removed with the Made of a pair of scis. aoT-a It is useless to put ointment on the scabs; the -seat of the h-ir.-n i" under the eca-bs. Great care mu.t bo taken with any linen that comes in contact w.th the sore places. A dirty pillow-rove: may re-mfect a healed sore, or it may infect a second child Towels, caps, hats, I and bonnets must al! oe caref.iHy watched ? The c?S s should be I?'? with a piece of ?a??blinen. No cMM.h? ou? ever bea? -1 -was h a b l-o linen. 10wed to wear another childs hat at school or even to put it <? ? t-?. ?? ? want oar clean child?n .infected with the dirty cape of children whose mothers are not sc careful as ours. I

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