Abnormal Chest

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On the right is a normal sized chest and on the left is chest as it is in one that has been girt round tightly all her life, so as to make her waist very small. The ribs are brought very near together, so that they could hold only very small lungs. Health and vigor cannot exist with such small breathing machinery and are sacrificed for the sake of a small waist.




Hooker, Worthington First Book in Physiology For the Use of Schools and Families (New York: Sheldon and Company, 1867) 67


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