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Health And Longevity

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It would seem from statistics gatherod y medical men that invalids are more ikely to attain a great age thau are the healthy and robust ; and that life assuruice coinpanies would be wise to accept fchem as patrons, instead of rejcctiug them, as is now the oustom. In a recent lecture by Dr. R. Southley, it is declared that: "Health and longevity are not synanymouB ; neither are health and great muscnlarity. The most muscular men, jreat prize-fighters, men who could feil ui ox with their fists, havo been known tojbealwaysiiiliug, andcomplainingabout themsel ves. The state of perfect training, regardo dby those who kiow Jittle of it s a condition of the most perfect health, s rather one of morbid immiuence. Longevity, liko height, is a race attrijute, but it does not siguify healtli. fhe three oldest pooplo I ever knew - rooien who reached respectively 89, 98, ind 100 - were valetudinarians, and had 3een so nearly all their lives." A Canadian Senator has resigned his :ont for a peculiar reason. Ho haa nover jeen willing to trust himself on a raiload train, and last winter traveled from uebec to Ottawa in his own sleigh to ittend the sessiou of Parliament. The atigues and hardsliips of tho trip were io great that he will not encounter them igain, and so he has dotermiiiod to retire rom public life.


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Michigan Argus