A Question of Popular Science
Physiology, Analytical Chemistry, Zoology, Ornithology
Discusses a 'paragraph' in the Mechanics' Magazine which reports that Théophile-Jules Pelouze has found that the blood of birds is richer in iron than the blood of man and 'mammiferous animals'. Asks whether Pelouze has analysed the blood of ostriches, 'ferrivorous' birds which may prove an exception to this rule.
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