Editorial – Negligence Of Laws Of Health As A Source Of Disease


Injuries to body or to mind often causes serious diseases. Injuries to head may cause various mental symptoms or even insanity. Injury often causes rheumatic diseases or re-excites old rheumatism that remains inactive in the system. Injury to lung tissue has caused pleurisy, pneumonia, phthisis. Tumours often form as a consequence of injuries, orchitis and other affections of the testicles follow injury to the part.


Common, uncommon, minor or major maladies often follow negligence of laws of health and ignorance of personal hygiene. Exposure to heat or cold, to cold damp breeze, drenching in rain, wearing of wet clothes or shoes, taking bath or swimming when body is over-heated, sitting on cold stone or sleeping on damp grounds, taking cold drinks, ice, ice water, ice-cream, etc. When body is over heated and in perspiration, night-watching, late meals, untimely taking of food, over indulgence in tea, coffee, wine, etc. retention of urine or stool for a long time, mental or physical over-exertions, long hours of fasting, habitual use of purgative or other drugs, use of woolen clothes next to skin, unnecessary fatigue, use of alcoholic liquors, etc. can produce all sorts of maladies which cannot disappear without medical treatment and care. These are causes of diseases but careful persons can avoid them.

INJURY AS A SOURCE OF DISEASE

Injuries to body or to mind often causes serious diseases. Injuries to head may cause various mental symptoms or even insanity. Injury often causes rheumatic diseases or re-excites old rheumatism that remains inactive in the system. Injury to lung tissue has caused pleurisy, pneumonia, phthisis. Tumours often form as a consequence of injuries, orchitis and other affections of the testicles follow injury to the part. Traumatic ophthalmia is of very common occurrence. Hence injury, is often the source of many dangerous and difficult diseases which demand immediate medical aid for the want of which they may irritate the system for a long time or throw the individual into the jaws of death.

VACCINATIONS AS A SOURCE OF DISEASE

Many diseases arise as ill consequences of impure vaccination. Fever, diarrhoea, skin eruptions, boils, abscesses, rheumatism, ophthalmia often torment vaccinated individuals until they are relieved by thuja or other appropriate remedies. In the event of unavailability of such help these maladies run into chronic forms.

N C Das