The Cricketer's Loss and Gain
Heat, Measurement, Nutrition, Disease
Rene A F de Réaumur
The writer of this spoof letter asks Alderman Gutch for his opinion on news that cricketers in Canterbury had played at temperatures 'above blood-heat' and 'on a full stomach', apparently oblivious to the dangers of apoplexy. Explaining how much heat must be lost by cricketers during a game, ponders the reasons why they are so obese.
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