This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Family Doctor" book
There is excellent nourishment, mostly albuminoid, but with a small amount of fat (in the yolk) in eggs. There is, of course, no truth in the popular saying, that "an egg is as good as a pound of meat." In proportion to its weight, an egg is equally nourishing with meat; that is all. It is of great consequence that eggs shall be fresh when eaten.