Grappling with the Monster eBook

Timothy Shay Arthur
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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.1
GOD’S BEST BEVERAGE, PURE WATER1
AN UTTER WRECK1
CRAZED BY DRINK1
FOUR STAGES OF THE DOWNWARD COURSE1
FINANCIAL VIEW OF THE LICENSE SYSTEM1
CHAPTER I.1
ALCOHOL AN ENEMY.1
PLACE AND POWER IN THE HOUSEHOLD.2
FREEDOM OF THE NATION;2
ENORMOUS CONSUMPTION.2
POVERTY AND DESTITUTION3
LOSS TO LABOR.3
TAXATION.3
CURSING THE POOR.4
CRIME AND PAUPERISM.4
THE BLIGHT EVERYWHERE.5
CHAPTER II.5
ALCOHOL NOT A FOOD AND OF DOUBTFUL USE AS A MEDICINE.6
DIGESTION.6
ALCOHOL RETARDS DIGESTION.7
ITS EFFECT ON THE BLOOD.8
ON THE MINUTE CIRCULATION.10
PARALYZES THE MINUTE BLOOD-VESSELS.10
HEART DISTURBANCE.11
OTHER ORGANS INVOLVED.12
EFFECT ON THE BRAIN.12
THE SPINAL CORD AND NERVES.12
EFFECT ON THE BRAIN CENTRES.13
CHAPTER III.14
EFFECT ON THE MEMBRANES.14
MEMBRANOUS DETERIORATIONS.15
ACTION OF ALCOHOL ON THE STOMACH.16
TIC-DOULOUREUX AND SCIATICA.16
DEGENERATION OF THE LIVER.17
HOW THE KIDNEYS SUFFER.17
CONGESTION OF THE LUNGS.18
ORGANIC DETERIORATIONS OF THE HEART.18
EPILEPSY AND PARALYSIS.18
FARTHER MEDICAL TESTIMONY.19
CHAPTER IV.21
HEAVENLY ORDER IN THE BODY.21
MENTAL DISTURBANCES.21
INSANITY.22
NO SUBSTANCE AFFECTS THE BRAIN LIKE ALCOHOL.22
INHERITED LATENT EVIL FORCES.23
MENTAL AND MORAL CHANGES OF A DISASTROUS CHARACTER23
HOMICIDAL MANIA.24
KLEPTOMANIA.24
LOSS OF MENTAL CLEARNESS.25
IMPAIRMENT OF MEMORY.25
MENTAL AND MORAL DISEASES.26
RELATION BETWEEN INSANITY AND DRUNKENNESS.26
GENERAL IMPAIRMENT OF THE FACULTIES.28
IT EXCITES MAN’S WORST PASSIONS.28
A SAD AND TERRIBLE PICTURE.28
CHAPTER V.30
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS,30
ALCOHOL HAS NO FOOD VALUE,31
ALCOHOL NOT A PRODUCER OF HEAT.33
ALCOHOL REDUCES THE TEMPERATURE OF THE BODY,34
ALCOHOL DOES NOT GIVE STRENGTH.34
DRIVEN TO THE WALL.35
“ALCOHOL ACTS AS A DISTURBING ELEMENT36
WHAT IS ITS VALUE AS A MEDICINE?37
TYPHOID FEVER.38
ACCUMULATIVE TESTIMONY.38
CHAPTER VI.39
NO MAN SAFE WHO DRINKS.40
A DANGEROUS DELUSION.41
A MOST EXEMPLARY NUN42
INHERITED PREDISPOSITION TO DRINK,43
EXTINGUISHMENT OF FAMILIES!44
INHERITED NERVOUS SUSCEPTIBILITY46
A REMARKABLE CASE.47
LOCK HIMSELF IN HIS ROOM FOR DAYS48
CHAPTER VII.49
HOPEFUL SIGNS.50
FRUITS OF TEMPERANCE WORK.51
REDUCTION OF POVERTY, PAUPERISM AND CRIME,51
JUDGES ON THE BENCH52
THE WORK OF HEALING AND SAVING.52
A TRUER, PURER, NOBLER MAN,53
CHAPTER VIII.54
ABSOLUTE WITHDRAWAL OF ALL INTOXICANTS FROM THE PATIENT,55
TOBACCO.56
RESULTS OF CHRONIC INEBRIATION.57
REMOVAL FROM TEMPTATION.57
“THE HYGIENIC AND SANITARY MEASURES58
THE BINGHAMPTON ASYLUM.58
SAVING AND REFORMING INFLUENCES.59
TREATMENT.60
DEEPLY INTERESTING CASES.61
THE CARE AND TREATMENT OF DRUNKARDS.62
LEGISLATIVE CONTROL.63
LOSS TO THE STATE IN NOT ESTABLISHING ASYLUMS64
CHAPTER IX.65
WASHINGTONIAN HOME AT BOSTON,66
BENEFICIAL RESULTS.66
THE WASHINGTONIAN HOME AT CHICAGO69
TESTIMONY OF THE REFORMED.70
HOW I WAS TREATED IN THE HOME.72
A RELIGIOUS HOME.75
WHO ARE RECEIVED INTO “THE FRANKLIN HOME.”76
USE OF TOBACCO DISCOURAGED.76
WHAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.77
WOMAN’S WORK IN THE HOME.77
TOUCHING INCIDENTS.78
THE TESTIMONY OF INMATES.79
AFTER FIVE YEARS.80
DANGERS THAT BESET THE REFORMED INEBRIATE.81
CHAPTER X.82
ASSOCIATED WITH THE HABIT OF DRINKING.83
DERANGEMENT OF THE DIGESTIVE ORGANS84
FELT A DESIRE FOR A LITTLE WHISKY AFTER A SMOKE,84
TEN TIMES AS DIFFICULT TO CONQUER AS THAT OF WHISKY-DRINKING.85
ONE OF THE GREAT CURSES OF THE RISING GENERATION85
CHAPTER XI.86
BEGINNING OF THE CRUSADE.87
HOW THE CRUSADERS WERE TREATED.90
DECLINE OF THE CRUSADING SPIRIT.91
CHAPTER XII.92
ORGANIZATION.93
FIRST YEAR’S WORK.94
THE SECOND YEAR’S WORK.96
A WORKING ORGANIZATION.97
LOOKING AFTER THE CHILDREN.97
THE WORK OF REFORM AND RESCUE.98
KEEPING ALIVE A SENTIMENT ADVERSE TO THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC.98
INFLUENCE ON THE MEDICAL PROFESSION.100
ACTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS.100
CHAPTER XIII.102
DR. HENRY A. REYNOLDS.103
FORMATION OF CLUBS.104
FRANCIS MURPHY.106
CHAPTER XIV.108
THE VALUE OF PRAYER AND FAITH ALONE.108
PRAYER SUPPLEMENTED BY ORGANIZED WORK.109
THE APPETITE FOR DRINK NOT TAKEN AWAY IN A MOMENT.109
HOW MANY ARE REALLY SAVED.110
THE TRIAL AND THE TEST,110
THE DIVINE GRACE THAT SAVES.111
AN UNSOUND AND DANGEROUS DOCTRINE.112
CHAPTER XV.114
THE EXPERIMENT IN PHILADELPHIA.114
SIGNAL SUCCESS.115
CROWDED FROM THE FIRST.116
THE GOOD DONE.117
FRIENDLY INNS.117
CHAPTER XVI.118
NATIONAL TEMPERANCE SOCIETY AND PUBLICATION HOUSE,118
FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED.119
AFTER TWELVE YEARS.119
REMARKABLE GROWTH OF TEMPERANCE LITERATURE.120
A MOST IMPORTANT AGENCY.121
CHAPTER XVII.121
HISTORY OF LICENSE IN MASSACHUSETTS.122
THE EVIL STILL INCREASING.122
WORSE AND WORSE.123
TESTIMONY OF JOHN ADAMS.124
OPENING A WIDER DOOR.124
A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER.125
THE LIQUOR POWER IN THE ASCENDANT AGAIN.126
SUBMITTING AGAIN TO THE YOKE.126
CHAPTER XVIII.128
NO REMEDY BUT PROHIBITION.128
PROHIBITION NOT UNCONSTITUTIONAL.129
CAN PROHIBITORY LAWS BE ENFORCED?130
THE VALUE OF PROHIBITORY LAWS WHEN ENFORCED.130
THE MAINE LAW—­ITS COMPLETE VINDICATION.132
TESTIMONY OF HON.  NEAL DOW.132
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