'Odd's Snails'—Antiquated Oaths
Physiology, Nutrition, Animal Behaviour, Human Development
Discusses an extract from an article in Galgnani's Messenger describing the huge quantities of snails eaten by Parisians. Noting that 'it is now understood that human beings acquire a certain portion of the nature of that on which they feed', anticipates the ways in which 'Parisian nature will assimilate itself to that of the snail'.
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