Health and Disease

Watertown (N. Y.) Re-Union

Health is contagious, much more potently so, too, than is disease. I've about come to the conclusion that we physicians study disease too much and health too little to be of best use to humanity. If we would study health, talk health, act health, I believe disease would take care of itself. It is not only intemperate, it is un-Christian, to have dyspepsia. It is a disgrace to have any ailment that common sense will obviate. And it shows a lack of intellectuality to make each other's ailments and diseases the chief topic of conversation. I hope to live to see the day when it will be considered as ill-bred to ask after last week's influenza or last month's rheumatism as it now is to remark on the patch on one's shoe or the mole on one's face. I tell you, when we learn to think health and poise and wholesomeness, temperance and economic and physical happiness will not be long in taking up their abode with us.

A. PHYSICIAN.In Watertown (N. Y.) Re-Union.

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