ABSTRACT OF A LECTURE ON CHOLERA AND ITS TREATMENT

H. von ZIEMSSEN
1887 Journal of the American Medical Association  
most important, perhaps, should be in regard to the moral training of infants, for the influence of the nur¬ sery is great and very frequently continuous through life. She should be instructed that the infant knows practically nothing until it has been taught, and that the best means of teaching is by sight, hearing, taste, smell and feeling. As children learn largely by imi¬ tation, it follows that a good example, good manners and cleanly habits should be carefully taught as an important
more » ... an important branch of the education of nursery-maids; and among things she should be taught not to do, is the indulgence in deception, vulgar talk, ugly facial expressions, ungraceful attitudes, the use of " ghost stories" or thrilling narratives; and,in fact, the avoid¬ ance of all unseemly, indecorous and improper lan¬ guage and conduct in the nursery. I have no doubt that many of my hearers have seen the consequences of some or all of these.
doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400040003001a fatcat:wi3czbcabjahnliyot443pzivi