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BREATHING HABITS.

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The Chancellor at Conway.

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-0; CAUSED, NOT CURED, BY DRUGS. Those of you who do me the honour to read this column may have noticed that 1 try to discourage indiscriminate drug- taking, and am for ever harping on the medicinal effects of fresh air, sunshine, good food, sound teeth, and sleep and exercise. I have just been reading an article on consti- pation in one of the finest text-books of medicine in the English language, written by the Professor of Medicine at Oxford University. Under the heading of the causes of constipation is given the following:— "That most injurious of all habits, drug- taking." The italics are the Professor's, not mine. Oh! I know. Aunt Maria will not believe a word of it: she was brought up on brimstone and treacle, and she knows, with- out being told by anyone, that no child can possibly be healthy without plenty of pills, powders, and potions. Well, you must make up your minds whether to believe the Head of the Faculty of Medicine in one of our greatest Universities, or the ignorant vapourings of stuffy old women. It is up- hill work trying to teach you people: I think I shall give it up in despair and take to breeding rabbits. You think you are curing constipation by your drugs: why, you poor, misguided creatures, there is not a reliable text-book on medicine published that does not give drug-taking, "that most injurious of all habits," as a call."e of consti- pation.

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