First published in 1894. Baron Justus von Liegig was one of the greatest organic chemists of the nineteenth century. His discovery of the nutritional properties of beef extract had already been in use for invalids when he and four others decided to go into production in Uruguay, using the flesh of cattle that had been killed for their hides alone. He founded his factory at Villa Independencia, later to be called Fray Bentos, and his purpose was very largely philanthropic--to provide in pre-digested form a cheap and nutritious food which could enhance the lives of the growing populations of the world's poor. His beef extract later became Oxo. This work is a charming promotional book for the Liebig Co.'s Extract of Beef, complete with period advertisements. Brief introduction by Ann Bagnall.