The Literary Digest Volume 13

The Literary Digest Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... out, T/le Lance! says jocosely: "lf the time that elapses before positive baldness was effected could be reduced, what an incalculable benefit would R6ntgen's discovery confer on shavers! Thus to remove the beard would only require the placing of a Crookes' tube for a few minutes over the chin before retiring to rest, when next morning the ordinary application of soap and water would complete the operation! Under these circumstances the 'new barber' may not impossibly be one of the many outcomes of the "new photography.' " "FROM a paper recently read before the Society of Medical Officers of Health it would appear, that the street vendors are not the only people whose ice-creams are crowded with living bacteria," says T/re Britfrll Mediraljaurnal. "The author, Mr. Nield-Cook, having investigated the ice-creams of the streets, turned next to the ice-creams of society. and with the object of discovering the bacteriological condition of the best which were procurable visited the shop of a well-known West-End confectioner, and bought a strawberry ice-cream. Sad to relate this society ice-cream was even worse than those of the Italian vendors in the streets, for it contained from 8,000,000 to i4, z8o, ooo bacteria per cubic centimeter." FINGERS AND T0!-is OF CRi.ilNALS.--"Dr. P. Penta has studied the fingers and toes of four thousand five hundred criminals, and finds a deficiency in the size or' number of toes quite frequent among them, altho very rare among ordinary men," says Modern Mcdifine. " He has also observed that prehensile toes. marked by a wide space between the great toe and the econd toe, isa condition quite common among criminals, also a...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 56mm | 1,960g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937104
  • 9781236937100