Medicine: Ninety-Eight Cents

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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