I then went on, beginning with the rise and progress of the primitive religions, and coming down to the various religions of the present time, during which time I labored to show Queequeg that all these Lents, Ramadans, and prolonged ham-squattings in cold, cheerless rooms were stark nonsense; bad for the health; useless for the soul; opposed, in short, to the obvious laws of Hygiene and common sense.
There are no more uses of "hygiene" in the book.
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Many illnesses, especially diarrhea, can be prevented by good hygiene.
The company inspects hygiene at food-processing plants.