Mulhall's Dictionary of Statistics

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G.Routledge, 1886 - Statistics - 504 pages

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Page 6 - 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 395 - 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 389 - There were 7,000,000 serfs, whose tribute averaged more than $35 per head, which was, in fact, the rent of their farms. Some Bohemian nobles had as many as 10,000 serfs. The redemption was effected by giving the nobles 5 per cent Government scrip, and land then rose 50 per cent in value. German Serfs. In 1848 the State took 60,000,000 acres from the nobles, leaving them still 25,000,000 acres, and gave the former among the serfs.
Page 5 - England in healthy years at the rate of about 4$ miles per hour, and in unhealthy years about 3^ miles per hour. 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. for a female—equivalent to 3lb.
Page 46 - 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.
Page 240 - This Is mostly obtained from the SerIngueros of the Amazon, who sell it for about 12 cents a pound to the merchants of Para, but its value on reaching England or the United States is over 50 cents a pound. The...
Page 240 - The best rubber forests in Brazil will ultimately be exhausted, owing to the reckless mode followed by the Seringueros or tappers. The ordinary product of a tapper's work is from 10 to 16 pounds daily.
Page 33 - 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 56 - 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 222 - One horse-power will raise 10 tons per minute a height of 12 inches, working 8 hours a day. This is about 5000 foot-tons daily, or 12 times a man's work.

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