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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 227 pages of information about The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28.
covers or clean butter muslin.  If the shelves are lined with paper, care should be taken at the weekly change to examine the wood for stains caused by spilt food that has penetrated through the paper.  These should not be just left and covered over, but well washed off.  With ordinary carefulness, however, they need not occur.

 F.D.

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This book is a striking example of the new synthetic movement in the medical profession.  It is an exposition for the general reader of certain basic principles of mental treatment and of the author’s methods of applying these; it is also, in reality, an appeal to doctors generally to put aside prejudice and examine the immense potentialities of rational “suggestion” healing methods.
After examining the main features and disadvantages of mere hypnotic treatment and passing under review present-day “mental science,” the author explains wherein his method of mental treatment both avoids the dangers of hypnotism and reinforces ordinary self-suggestion.  Throughout there is the frank recognition that few forms of dis-ease are curable by one means alone; on the other hand, it is contended that most disorders, both mental and physical, are remarkably amenable to a rightly directed course of the new suggestion treatment, supplemented by other natural means.

 The narrowness of view that too often characterises the specialist is
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In the course of twelve chapters, bearing the titles of the months of the year, it reveals a welding together of two things which in many minds have unfortunately become divorced:  the practical problems and arduous labour which no tiller of the soil can escape and—­the keen delight of a poetical temperament in the ever-changing, yet annually renewed, beauties of earth and sky and running water.
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