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THE PRESCRIPTION OF PHYSIOLOGY I.

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Physiology I (erstwhile known as Hygiene I) is a course widely elected by Harvard undergraduates. Unfortunately, however, the College authorities have not seen fit to make the course compulsory. Although English, French, and German are prescribed, it has not been considered worth while to force a man to take that which will not only enable him to care for his body with some degree of intelligence, but also to understand some of the laws of nature which parents too often neglect to teach their children. Moreover, "First Aid to the Injured" is taught in Physiology I.

Is it not better to force men to learn something which, like hygiene, is of practical value, rather than to teach them to write "See the cat. The cat is yellow," in French or German? We believe it is, and in our opinion Physiology I should be prescribed for Freshmen.

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