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Sanitation in the modern home


Sanitation in the modern home

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    John Kermott Allen
Excerpt from book: Chapter III. THE IDEAL HOME. The modern housekeeper's view. It must be sanitary. Easily kept in condition. Household operations guided by scientific laws and not by chance. General considerations as to dryness, light, floors, interior arrangement and furniture. the twentieth century has come to the modern housekeeper a new ideal — a sanitary ideal — or, perhaps, not a new, but an old ideal which the light of modern science has so illuminated as to almost revolutionize modern housekeeping. We would not say that the social and ethical sides of home life are stressed any the less, but science goes back of this and says : "The efficiency of each of us depends upon our health, and our health upon the conditions under which we live." Here then may be seen the aim of the modern housekeeper. It is to so plan and care for the home that its sanitary conditions may be of the best, and be most conducive to the health and the consequent efficiency of the inmates of the home. She realizes that the life of the family with all that it means to the race is absolutely dependentupon the household life. The conditions of the household determine largely the development of a race. Look at the homes of a people and you can tell much as to their place in the process of civilization. We have been hampered and are still hampered in racial progress by the primitive conditions which exist in many of our homes. We cannot expect to develop as we should-so long as this condition exists. This condition the modern housekeeper is overcoming by applying to her home the modern conveniences and scientific principles, which put the household processes on a par in their development, with the intellectual and industrial life of our race. The home, she realizes, is a place of rest and development for the family,...   show more
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