One would be well justified in calling the blood “man’s body in a liquid state.” For the blood is destined to become the living solid body of man.
People were astonished, when Liebig, the great naturalist, called blood the “liquid flesh;” we are correct even in going further and calling the blood “man’s body in a liquid state.” From blood are prepared not only muscles and flesh, but also bones, brain, fat, teeth, eyes, veins, cartilages, nerves, tendons, and even hair.
It is utterly wrong for anybody to suppose, that the constituents of all these parts are dissolved in the blood, say as sugar is dissolved in water. By no means. Water is something quite different from the sugar dissolved in it; while the blood is itself the material from which all the solid parts of the body are formed.