Medicine: Error


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 ten penny 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¢.—TIME, Feb. 25.

Dr. Pierle has never analyzed the body of a man weighing 150 pounds. The statements attributed to him were merely obiter dicta made by him in an...

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