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GROUP XXVII

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 352 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GROUP XXVII. Neutral Fats.—This includes cod-liver oil, almond oil, olive oil, lard, &c., all of which act as foods when taken internally, and have a merely physical emollient action when applied externally. Lanolin, linseed oil, wax, spermaceti, &c., also belong to this group. The paraffins, glycerin and vaseline, although not fats, have much the same effect when applied externally, but they are not nutritive.
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