Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Risks of A Strenuous Social Life

"Our busy life, our manner of dress, with all its attending demands are causing havoc with the health of women who are under its terrible strain. The number of women undergoing operations in our public and private hospitals from day to day bears witness to the ravages of the strenuous social life and mute testimony of the neglect of the laws of nature.

"The conduct and health of our women represents the life of our nation; individually, in a measure at least, health governs the happiness of the home.

"All a woman has to do in this world is contained within the duties of a daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother.

"But how many girls grow to womanhood untaught; enter wifehood in ignorance, and assume motherhood wholly inprepared for the duties that are thrust upon her?

"Above all things, parents of young ladies should remember that HEALTH is more important than high grades in school. Do not offer prizes for high marks and otherwise add to the pressure of the present school system. Relieve her of worry, do not add to it."

From Mother's Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remedies from Mothers of the United States and Canada (1917) Offered for sale by Chewybooks as of September 12, 2010.

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