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In man's physical structure are found all the primates of the globe; or rather all the proximate of metallic and non-metallic substances; in man they come forth as the ultimate particles and refined principles of matter. It cannot be true that all minerals are poisonous, because all minerals are found in their ultimate (first) state in the fluids and solids of the human composition. Oxygen is everywhere present in a man's body; so is phosphorus in his bones, blood and brain; hydrogen is in all the fluids, and in some of the solids; carbon is in all the secretions and excretions; iron is an essential of the blood; soda is in his muscles; silex is found in the hair and nails; magnesia exists in blood and brain; lime is abundant in the bones; albumen and fibrin, and sulphur and the several associate metals; also the acids and alkalies — acetic, uric, oxalic, benzoic, potassium, &c., demonstrating, as perfectly as science can establish any discovery or proposition, that man's body-is the ultimate of all mineral, vegetable and animal properties and organizations of the globe.
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