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PERSONAL CLEANLINESS.— Miss Nightingale, in her recently published work, entitled "Notes on Nursing," gives the following excellent practical advice upon cleanliness. Her hints are well worth attention :— Compare the dirtiness of the water in which you have washed when it is co]d without soap, cold with soap, hot with soap. You will find the first has hardly removed any dirt at all, the second a little more, and the third a great, deal more. But hold your hand over a cup of hot water f-or a minute or two, and then, by merely rubbing with the finger, you will bring off flakes of dirt or dirty skin. After a vapour bath you may peel y°F in th is way. What I mean is that by simply washing or sponging with water you do not'really d™ skin. Take a rough towel, dip one corner in very ^spirit be added to it it will be more entctual — and then rub as if you were rubbing the towel into your skin with your fingers. The black flakes which will come ort will convince you that you were not clean before, however much soap and water you have used. These flakes are what reqiui-e removing. And you can really keep yourself cleaner with a tumbler of hot water and a rough towel and rubbing, than with a whole apparatus of bath and soap and sponge without rubbing. It is quite nonsense to say that anybody need bs dirty. Patients have been kept as clean by these means on a loiig voyage, when a basinful of water could not be afforded, and when they could not be moved out of their berths, as if all the appurtenances of home had been at hand. Washing, however, with a large quantity of water has quite other effects than those of mere cleanliness. The skin absorbs the water, and becomes softer and more perspirable. To wash with soap and soft water is, therefore, desirable from other points of view than that of cleanliness.