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THE HANDS,

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The expression of which the hand is capable. The expression of the hand
as indicative of a highly-organized nervous constitution. The brain
largely dependent upon its servant, the hand. The difference in the
hand among different races and individuals. The hand performs the
humblest offices, and also ministers to the needs of the highest
expression of the mind.

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for the American rich girl. The general attractiveness of American
as compared with foreign women. The lowest type of foot, and what
constitutes its lowness. Nothing except face and hands can be so
aristocratic as a well-shaped, well-dressed foot.

CHAPTER XXII.

THE COSMETIC CARE AND TREATMENT OF THE FEET,.

How the foot has, in the course of time, been affected as to shape by the

practices of dressing it among civilized peoples. Errors as to excel-

lence in feet growing out of lack of knowledge as to symmetrical re-

quirement. The culpability of the owner of corns and bunions. How

choose shoes, and to insure that they shall not hurt. The quack's

unscientific statement as to the roots of corns. How to remove corns.
The care of the foot by the skillful chiropodist. The soft corn. Mode
of reducing the bunion. Recipes for the treatment of corns and bunions.
How to treat ingrowing nail. Excessive perspiration and fetid per-
spiration connected with the feet. Modes of treatment for their
palliation or suppression.

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ble condition. The use of the galvanic current to stop incipient loss of
hair. Abnormal presence of hair. Recipe for removing it. The cele-
brated Turkish Rusma, used for the same purpose. The electric
needle used for the same purpose with conclusive effect. Recipes for
stimulating the scalp to promote the growth of hair. The peroxide of
hydrogen method of bleaching the hair. The utter inefficiency of the
bleaching process to produce a natural effect.

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CHAPTER XXXI.

FOOD IN ITS RELATION TO HEALTHI, BEAUTY, AND PLEASURE,

The subject of food from a scientific point view. The question of

the difference of taste in food among different nations. The dif-

ference between the traveler and the home-abiding in their re-

spective capacities for the acquirement of new tastes. A late change

in the rations of the Japanese navy, lessening the consumption of rice.

The singular openness of the Japanese to conviction of superiority in

other nations. Dujardin-Beaumetz on a question of dietetics. Inor-

dinate liking for that in which there has been continuous deprivation.

The slackness of country-people generally as to the improvement of

their tables by means that nature lavishly provides. Plain cooking is

the no-art of the cannibal. The expressed contempt of the English for

French cooking, and their real liking for it. The relation of the palate

to the capacity of digestion. Habit must be reckoned with in the ac-

quirement of new tastes. Man is so constituted as to be nearly omniv-

orous. Idiosyncrasies in certain persons as to certain foods. Good

cooking is in the interest of the poor. Whence the cooking of the

United States is chiefly derived. What constitute in their entirety

the pleasures of the table. How the pleasures of the table contribute

to health and beauty. What constitutes the true mode of having va-

riety in one's food. Expression of sympathy with the mistresses of

households, because they never can have the pleasant surprises of the

table that fall to the lot of the masters of the household

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