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Date of issue: November 30th 2016
ISBN: 1330539478
ISBN 13: 9781330539477
The author of the book: William A. Alcott
Language: English
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But give to mankind, at the outset, fixed principles in anatomy, physiology and hygiene - let parents know by what general rules the physical education of their rising charge is to be Conducted, and let those who are at an age which deems itself too wise to listen to parental coun sels, on topics of paramount importance, (even if such counsels were to be had, ) but who are yet inexperienced in the world, know how to educate themselves, physically, socially, morally and religiously - and there is reason to hope for a change in society which shall be greatly in fa vor of human happiness. There is reason to hope, even, that those bodies which are designed to become 'temples of the Holy Spirit, ' will be trained in a manner worthy of Him, whose they are, and for whose reasonable service they were intended.
We are not ignorant that the study of Nature, even in her most noble departments, may tend to materialism to render the student more nearly allied to the subjects which he is in the habit of contemplating. Nay, more, We believe that in the hands of an instructor who is him self destitute Oi spirituality, this is the often result But such considerations only render more imperative the call to adept a different manner in treating of these subjects; and in the spirit of Christ, the great Teacher, to endeavor to see that, instead of stopping at second causes, the stu dent acquire that most important of habits, the habit of looking through Nature, up to Nature's god.'
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Ebook The Moral Reformer and Teacher on the Human Constitution, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint) read Online! Alcott was one of the most prolific authors in early American history. He wrote frequently on the topics of education and health. In 1836 he wrote a letter to the editor of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal titled 'The Graham System' and signed it 'M.D.'

The cause of greatest interest in Alcott throughout his life was vegetarianism. In 1850 he wrote three long letters on vegetarianism to the editor of the New York Tribune - at the request of the editor.

Alcott wrote The Physiology of Marriage in 1856. He deplored free courtship manners. He specifically deplored 'conversation which is too excitable', 'presence of exciting books', 'unnecessary heat', and many other courtship practices prevalent in 18th century America but steadily going out of fashion by 1856. He warned young people of the dangers of courtship. He is criticized by modern day feminists for his 'rigidity'.

Alcott was a founding member (in 1850) and the first president of the American Vegetarian Society. He was also the author of 'The Vegetable Diet As Sanctioned by Medical Men and By Experience in All Ages'. He also founded The American Physiological Society in 1837, the world's first physiological society.

He died of a lung infection and is buried in Newton Cemetary. He worked until the day before he died.


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