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Source: Making the Most of Life
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “Handicaps in the Race of Life” [chapter 10]
Author(s): O’Shea, M. V.; Kellogg, J. H.
Publisher: Macmillan Company
Place of publication: New York, New York
Year of publication: 1915
Pagination: 165-82 (excerpt below includes only page 167)

O’Shea, M. V., and J. H. Kellogg. “Handicaps in the Race of Life” [chapter 10]. Making the Most of Life. New York: Macmillan, 1915: pp. 165-82.
excerpt of chapter
William McKinley (medical condition); William McKinley (recovery: speculation).
Named persons
William McKinley; Mark Twain.
From title page: By M. V. O’Shea, Professor of Education, University of Wisconsin, Author of “Dynamic Factors in Education,” etc.; and J. H. Kellogg, Superintendent of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Author of “Man, the Masterpiece,” etc.

From title page: The Health Series of Physiology and Hygiene.


Handicaps in the Race of Life [excerpt]

The high blood pressure produced by the contraction of the blood vessels forces upon the heart a great amount of extra work. Smokers are continually overtaxing their hearts in this way, with the result of wearing them out prematurely. Smokers often die of heart collapse or kidney disease because of the effects of tobacco upon these organs. The death of Mark Twain was caused by “tobacco heart.” Surgeons have expressed the opinion that President McKinley might have recovered from his wound if he had not been handicapped by a “tobacco heart.”



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