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You will probably be surprised, said
a well-known professor of chemistry,
when I tell you that the most beauti- !
ful woman or the most intellee.tual ;
man that ever lived is really nothing ;
more than animated white of egg; and :
yet it is perfectly true that, if you
only knew how to do It, you could take j
a few hundreds of eggs—you would
want, well, over 1,000, by the way— |
and manufacture a second Shakespeare
RIED ON IN MAN'S BODY.
Fourteen Elements Constantly Occu
pied in the Intricate Work
of the Physical Sys
or a Helen of Troy from them.
Unfortunately—or fortunately, rath
er—although the materials of which
man is composed are common enough,
the blending of them to form a living
being is far beyond any human pow
But let us just run through the
constituents we are made of and see
of what very ordinary materials the
best and cleverest of us are composed.
If we take a 188-pound man and de
prive him of gas and carbon there will
be only five pounds of him left; while
even the least oratorical man that ever
lived is five-sixths gas and nothing
else. Well may it he said: "We are
such stuff as dreams are made of," for
truly we are just as. Insubstantial.
In our subject we shall find no less
than 118 pounds of oxygen; he con
tains as much, in fact, of this "vital
gas" as would fill a room 13 feet long,
ten feet wide and a shade over ten feet
high. If we proceed next to deprive
him of his hydrogen he will only lose
a little over 15 pounds of his weight
by the process, but the gas we procure
will fill a room more than twice the
size of our oxygen reservoir; for it
will be 15 feet square and as nearly
as possible 12 feet high,-and will have
such buoyancy that it could carry our
patient up to the clouds.
Another esmntial gas is nitrogen, of
which our man has 64 cubic feet
stowed away in his body—sufficient to
fill a nice little box four feet long, wide
anrl high. We have now deprived our
man of three of his 14 constituents;
have liberated gases sufficient to fill a
room, roughly, 20 feet square and ten
feet high—in which, by the way, you
could pack 500 good-sized men—and
have reduced his weight by 139 pounds.
There is not much left of him to ac
count for, you see, now that the three
gases are eliminated—only 29 pounds,
in fact, the weight of an infant—and
of this a single other constituent takes
the lion's share of 24 pounds. This
constituent is carbon, that curious ele
ment which takes such widely diverse
forms as common coal and the Koh-i
noor, and is not to be despised in the
lead pencil. Just as coal keeps our
houses warm and gives motive power
to the steam engine, so it supplies
energy and fuel to the human body.
We have now only five pounds of j
our man to account for, and this is j
distributed over nine most useful con
Two and a quarter pounds,
nearly half of it, consist of calcium,
which will be more commonly recog
nized as lime, and which plays a'very
important part in the human mechan
ism; and to this we must add one
pound 14 ounces of phosphorus. The
remaining constituents of our man
only weigh one pound one ounce, and
consist of sodium, sulphur, fluorine, '
chlorine, magnesium, potassium and
silicon; while in weight they range
from two to three grains to four and
Naturally, these 14 elements form
combinations in the body in order to
discharge their duties properly. Thus
oxygen and hydrogen combine to form
in our subject 107.5 pounds of water,
which serves an infinite number of
most necessary and useful offices. The
chlorine and sodium unite to form
salt, of which we shall find about seven
ounces; and the sodium combines with
carbon and oxygen to form the "wash
ing soda" which has been called the
scavenger of the body, and which fills
in its time by playing a useful part in
building up our bones,
The body is indeed a most wonder
ful factory, carrying on a number of
useful and complicated processes at the
same time. Thus it makes really first
class soap by* the hundredweight for
its own use, and glycerin, too, as a by
product; it manufactures sugar from
starch, and it makes gum, pepsin, al
cohol and other products more wonder
A female pike, 32 inches in length,
which was caught on Barton Broad,
Norfolk, England, some time ago, when
opened was found to contain two roach,
measuring rc.vcn inches and four inch
es long, respectively; two pieces of
wire, each eight inches long; two steel
spanners, two keys, which were tied
together; a portion of a saw, a frag
ment of iron, and a piece of a spanner.
Everybody knows that of 1 le
natural forces have been
wonderfully subjected to man's
need. We are dazzled by the spec
tacular achievements in steam and
electricity but are likely to forget
the less noisy but no less marvel
ous conquest of animal and plant
Horses are swifter, cattle
heavier, cows give more milk and
sheep have finer fleeces than in
days gone by. In plants the trans
formation is even more marked.
People now living can remember
when the number of edible fruits
and vegetables was far less than at
present and even those that could
be grown were vastly inferior to
those we now have. For example,
our parents knew nothing of the
tomato except as a curious orna
ment in the garden. Sweet corn
was hardly better than the com
monest field sons. All oranges
had seeds. Celery was little known
and poor in quality. In the flower
bed the magnificent pansy has re
placed the insignificant heart's ease
from which it was developed, and
the sweet pea in all its dainty
splendor traces its origin to the
common garden vegetable.
This progress lias been made in
spite of the great tendency mani
fested in all plants and animals to
go back to the original type. It is
indeed a battle to keep strains pure
' already attained, let fth>ne any im
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