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Emanuel Swedenborg, "The Man Who Was Master of Many Trades" and other oddities, first appeared in newspapers in America Sunday, September 16, 1934.

"No single individual in the world's history ever encompassed in
himself so great a variety of useful knowledge.
— He was a psychologist, philosopher, mathematician, geologist,
inventor, metallurgist, mineralogist, botanist, chemist, aurist,
physicist, zoologist, aeronautical engineer, assayer, musician, author, traveler, crystallographer, instrument maker, machinist, cabinet maker, legislator, mining engineer, economist, editor, poet, linguist, biographer, reformer, astronomer, bookbinder, physiologist, hydrographer.
He made the first sketch of a glider-type airplane. Invented a
submarine, machine gun, ear trumpet and airtight hot air stove.
Discovered function of the ductless glands and that the brain
animates synchronously with the lungs. Wrote and published first Swedish algebra." Emanuel Swedenborg by Robert L. Ripley, 1934.


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