Mulhall's Dictionary of Statistics

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G. Routledge and sons, 1884 - Statistics - 504 pages
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Page 13 - Each adult inhales a gallon of air per minute, and consumes daily 30 oz. of oxygen. For the conversion of this oxygen a certain amount of food is required — say 13 oz. of carbon for a male, and 11 oz.
Page 420 - Philadelphia, 1 7 to 64. During the Franco-German war the Germans lost only 263 men from this disease, the French 23,499, the former having been re-vaccinated in barracks. In the war in Paraguay, the Brazilians lost 43,000 men from malignant or black small-pox, that is, 35 per cent of their army, nine cases in ten proving fatal.
Page 14 - proof" when they contain 57 per cent. The maximum amount of alcohol, says Parkes, that a man can take daily without injury to his health is that contained in 2 oz.
Page 190 - This woman's husband married again, and his second wife had 15 children in seven confinements. Fedor Vassileff, of Moscow (1782), had 83 children living when pensioned by the Czar. He had 69 children by his first wife at twenty-seven births.
Page 405 - There were 7,000,000 serfs, whose tribute averaged more than $35 per head, which was, in fact, the rent of their farms. Some Bohemian nobles had as many as 10,000 serfs. The redemption was effected by giving the nobles 5 per cent Government scrip, and land then rose 50 per cent in value. German Serfs. In 1848 the State took 60,000,000 acres from the nobles, leaving them still 25,000,000 acres, and gave the former among the serfs.
Page 83 - CHILDBIRTH, DEATHS IN.— The average for 20 years in England and Wales has been 32 per 10,000 births— that is, Ш per cent of all mothers die sooner or later in childbirth.
Page 56 - In all races the male brain is about ю per cent heavier than the female. The highest class of apes has only 16 oz. of brain. A man's brain, it is estimated, consists of 300,000,000 nerve cells, of which over 3,000 are disintegrated and destroyed every minute. Every one, therefore, has a new brain once in sixty days. But excessive labor...
Page 43 - BARRENNESS. —One woman in 20 and one man in 30 are barren— that is, 4 per cent of population. It is found that one marriage in 20 is barren, say 5 per cent. Among the nobility of England 21 per cent have no children, owing to intermarriage of cousins, no less than 4J4 per cent ot the present nobility being married to cousins.
Page 66 - A CAMEL has twice the carrying power of an ox; with an ordinary load of 400 Ibs. he can travel 12 to 14 days without water, going 40 miles a day. Camels are fit to work at 5 years old, but their strength begins to decline at 25, although they live usually till 40. THE CHECKS paid in New York...
Page 56 - After the age of 50 the brain loses an ounce every ten years. Cuvier's weighed 64, Byron's 79, and Cromwell's 90 ounces, but the last was diseased. Post-mortem examinations in France give an average of 55 to 60 ounces for the brains of the worst class of criminals.

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