In Canyon, Tex., Dr. C. A. Pierle analyzed the body of a man weighing
150 pounds. It contained "enough water to wash a pair of blankets,
enough iron to make a tenpenny nail, lime sufficient to whitewash a
small chicken coop, enough sulphur to kill the fleas of a good-sized
dog." All these elements, he estimated, can be purchased at a
drug-store for 98¢.
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