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A Guide to Health by Mahatma Gandhi

A GUIDE TO HEALTH

BY

MAHATMA GANDHI

_Translated from the Hindi_

BY

A. RAMA IYER, M.A.

[Illustration]

1921

S. GANESAN., PUBLISHER, TRIPLICANE ... MADRAS, S.E.

CONTENTS

PAGE

TRANSLATOR'S NOTE vii

INTRODUCTION 1

PART I: GENERAL

Chap. I. The Meaning of Health 9

Chap. II. The Human Body 11

Chap. III. Air 14

Chap. IV. Water 25

Chap. V. Food 29

Chap. VI. How much and how many times should we eat? 55

Chap. VII. Exercise 59

Chap. VIII. Dress 64

Chap. IX. Sexual Relations 69

PART II: SOME SIMPLE TREATMENTS

Chap. I. Air Treatment 83

Chap. II. Water Cure 86

Chap. III. The Use of Earth 95

Chap. IV. Fever and its Cures 98

Chap. V. Constipation, Dysentery, etc. 101

Chap. VI. Contagious Diseases Small-pox 104

Chap. VII. Other Contagious Diseases 112

Chap. VIII. Maternity and Child-Birth 117

Chap. IX. Care of Child 121

Chap. X. Accidents--Drowning 127

Chap. XI. Do --Burns and Scalds 130

Chap. XII. Do --Snake Bite 132

Chap. XIII. Do --Scorpion-sting, etc. 140

Chap. XIV. Conclusion 142


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