This book is intended for children. The special object which the author has aimed to accomplish in the preparation of this work are:
To present in a simple manner such anatomical and physiological facts as shall give the child a good fundamental knowledge of the structure and functions of the human body.
To present each topic in such clear and simple language as to enable the child to comprehend the subject matter with little aid from his teacher.
A natural and logical order has been observed in the sequence of topics. Technical terms have been used very sparingly, and only in their natural order, and are fully explained.
Some of the topics covered include:
A General View of the Body
How We Digest
Bad Habits in Eating
Why the Heart Beats
How to Keep the Heart and the Blood Healthy
Why and How We Breathe
How to Keep the Lungs Healthy
The Skin and What It Does
How to Take Care of the Skin
The Kidneys and Their Work
Our Bones and Their Uses
How to Keep the Bones Healthy
The Muscles, and How We Use Them
How to Keep the Muscles Healthy
How We Feel and Think
How to Keep the Brain and Nerves Healthy
Bad Effects of Alcohol Upon the Brain and Nerves
How We Hear, See, Smell, Taste, and Feel