[Letters to Editor]


    IT is assumed in the letter that the whole difference in price is due to the duty on wheat. But an examination of the figures given shows that the cost of the various breads is not closely proportionate to the price of the flours, and it would seem that the bakers take a much larger profit on the wheaten bread. Indeed, this must certainly be so unless the yield in bread from a given weight of rye flour is much larger than from a similar weight of wheaten flour, a point upon which no information is to hand.

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    [Letters to Editor]. Nature 83, 460 (1910). https://doi.org/10.1038/083460c0

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