Cleaner sweeping the floor after the Wall Street crash, 1929; his job wouldn’t last much longer than it took to clean this mess up, I suppose.
The following table shows the approximate composition and value of the chemicals in a body weighing about 150 pounds.
This was published in What Is My Physical Make-Up? by Rasmus Alsaker, M.D. (No. 3 ABC Series, published in the July, 1957, issue of Health Culture, The Family Health Magazine).
Dr. Alsaker says this “ultra-scientific” quote comes from “what Professor R.L. Greene of the College of Science, University of Notre Dame wrote years ago.” So I’m not sure that the 30 cent street value was accurate even in 1957. But obviously organ harvesting renders our meat more valuable than our chemical content.
Something or somebody’s got to give…
Wasn’t sure if I should go with a comical reference to MJ’s son, Blanket — too soon?
The American and his Economy, Family with Three Kids, Life Magazine cover, January 5, 1953.