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of the English Trias, J. Lomas ; extraordinary daily fluctu-| Gregory, Dr. Jasper Anderson, Prof. Bohr, and Dr. J. A. ations in a Karroo well, Prof. A. Young; and other papers Mitchell will take part); so-called scurvy of South Africa, on the Karroo or Trias. Joint meeting with Section E Dr. Gregory; on plague, Dr. J. A. Mitchell ; leprosy in (Geography).-The physical geography of Cape Colony, Cape Colony, Dr. A. S. Black; South African drugs, Dr. H. C. Schunke-Holloway; Glacial periods in South Africa, Moberley ; discussion on horse-sickness and allied diseases, A. W. Rogers; changes of climate, as shown by move opened by Dr. Edington (Dr. Hutcheon, Mr. du Plessis, ments of the snow line and upper tree line since Tertiary Dr. Wm. Robertson, Colonel Bruce, and Prof. Sims Woodtimes, Prof. A. Penck; physiographical subject, Prof. head will take part); stock diseases in South Africa, Dr. W. M. Davis; Baviaan's Kloof, a contribution to the Hutcheon ; ticks as a means of conveying disease in South theory of mountain folds, E. H. L. Schwarz; the Storm Africa, Mr. Lounsbury. Johannesburg : President's address ; berg formation in the Cape Colony, A. L. Du Toit; on horse-sickness, Dr. Theiler; rinderpest, Dr. G. Turner; the geology of South Victoria Land, H. T. Ferrar. a discussion on lung diseases in connection with mining Johannesburg: President's address; magnetic segregation (Dr. Sims Woodhead) is under consideration; nervous of sulphide ores, Dr. A. P. Coleman ; marginal phenomena diseases, Prof. Ferrier; the life-history of coloured of granite domes, Prof. G. A. J. Cole; relation of the labourers in the Transvaal, Dr. D. Macaulay and Dr. igneous rocks to the crystalline schists, F. P. Mennell; Louis Irvine; dysentery, Colonel Cecil Birt. the indicators of the goldfield of Ballarat, Prof. J. W. Section K (Botany). -Cape Town : The present position Gregory ; petrographical subject, Prof. R. B. Young; the of our knowledge of seaweeds, Prof. R. W. Phillips; the diamond pipes and fissures of South Africa, H. S. Harger ; fossil floras of South Africa, A. C. Seward ; educational recent work of the Transvaal Geological Survey, H. methods in the teaching of botany, Harold Wager ; notes Kynaston; the Victoria Falls, G. W. Lamplugh; the on irrigation farming on the Orange River, F. B. Parkingreat laccolitic intrusions of the Bushveld, Dr. G. A. F. son. Johannesburg: President's address : photography as Molengraaff; evidences in the Transvaal of Glacial con an aid to ecological research, Prof. F. E. Weiss; the ditions in permo-Carboniferous times, E. T. Mellor ; geo problems of heredity, R. P. Gregory. It is expected that logical nores on the excursion to Pretoria, A. L. Hall; Prof. Engler, Prof. Pearson, and others will contribute the great West Rand upthrust, Dr. J. T. Carrick ; notes papers. on a sedimentary formation older than the Witwatersrand Section L (Educational Science).-Cape Town : President's beds, E. Jorissen ; interesting outlines of the Witwatersrand address; the teaching of science, Prof. H. E. Armstrong; formation, Dr. J. T. Carrick.

the teaching of science in South Africa, Dr. Hahn; rural Section D (Zoology).-Cape Town: President's address; education, appropriate to colonial life in South Africa, and tbe Triassic reptiles of South Africa, with remarks on agriculture, A. D. Hall; the higher education of women in the origin of mammals, Dr. Broom; a comparison of the South Africa, Miss Clark; disabilities of South African Perenian reptiles of Russia with those of South Africa, school boys, W. A. Way; Cape education, its difficulties Prof. Amalitzky; South African scorpions, Dr. Purcell ; and development, Rev. W. E. C. Clarke. Johannesburg: recent work on gametogenesis and its bearing on theories Changes in the Dutch language since its introduction into of heredity, L. Doncaster; the migration of birds in the South Africa, Dr. Brill, education on the veldt, Mr. southern hemisphere, W. L. Sclater; the ostrich, A. H. Corbett ; prospects of secondary schools in the Transvaal, Evans. Johannesburg: Pearl oysters and pearls, Prof. Mr. Hope; teaching of agriculture, F. B. Smith; native Herdman : recent discoveries in the South African deep education, Hobart Houghton; progress of education in the sea, Dr. Gilchrist ; cephalodiscus, Dr. Harmer; the grow Transvaal, H. Warre Cornish; education in Rhodesia, ing-point in vertebrates, Prof. Cleland ; South African ticks, G. Duthie; a school of forestry, T. R. Simms; the teachDrs. Cooper-Foster and Nuttall.

ing of architecture, R. G. Kirkby; education in the Orange Section E (Geography).-Cape Town: President's River Colony, Hugh Gunn; manual instruction in the address; afforestation of South Africa; the unveiling of Transvaal, T. Lowden; recent improvements in the trainbe coasts of Africa (lantern views of old maps), H. Yule ing of infants, with special reference to South Africa, Miss Oldham; the Ordnance Survey of the United Kingdom, Welldon; discussion with Section A, the teaching of Colonel Johnston ; a comparison of the periodicity of the elementary mathematics. meteorological conditions of London and Cape Town, Dr. H. R. Mill; Gough Island, Rudmose Brown; terrestrial globes as a necessary adjunct to the teaching of geography,

THE PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY.1 Captain Creak; excursions as a means of teaching geography (lantern), J. Lomas. Johannesburg : The evolution THE principles are, notwithstanding the origin of of Africa, Dr. J. Scott Keltie; a new rainfall map of the word, the last things you attain to in the Africa, A. J. Herbertson and P. C. Waite; boundaries and course of scientific investigation; but they are what areas in Africa, J. Bolton; the physical geography of the you first explain to another who is commencing his Transvaal, Tudor Trevor; notes on the geography of study. You may make a further selection of such Africa South of the Limpopo, F. S. Watermeyer ; the parts as are for any reason the easiest or most suitgame preserves of the Transvaal, Major Stevenson

able for him to begin with, and call them Hamilton, D.S.O.; the Sikhim

the Himalayas and Tibet, Douglas W. Freshfield; Asiatic subject, Prof. Cordier.

elements. Lyell's classic work has pretty well fixed Section G (Engineering).-Cape Town: Metcalfe on

what shall be the conventional meaning of “The Zarnbezi Bridge and Rhodesian railways; ocean turbine

Principles of Geology." They are the laws or exboats, Prof. Byles; roller bearings, wire ropes in mines,

planations which we arrive at in respect of the phenoand probably automobiles. Johannesburg: President's

mena exhibited in the earth's crust from direct observaddress (irrigation); strength of winding ropes in mines, ation of those phenomena themselves or of the recent Prof. Perry.

operations of nature which we see producing Section H (Anthropology).-Cape Town: President's analogous results. Their value depends upon the address; the totemism of the Bantu, E. S. Hartland; the opportunities afforded of obtaining evidence and upon musical instruments of the natives of South Africa, Hy.

the personal faculty of eliminating sources of error. Balfour; American Negroes, Miss Pullen-Burry; artificial

In the case of geology, the subject is so vast that deformation in Africa, Dr. von Luschan. Johannesburg :

its different branches are growing further and further arts and crafts among the natives of South Africa, Dr. Schoenland : stone implements in South Africa, Mr. John

apart, until they seem to have an intergrowth with stone; bushman paintings with reproductions, Dr. Squire ;

the branches from other subjects the original stem the affinities of the Hottentots, Dr. von Luschan; the

of which was far removed from their own. Modjadje, Rev. Reuter; the Bawenda, Rev. Gottschling;

From the observation of rock masses inferences report on Zimbabwe, Mr. MacIver; the Basuto, H. E. | | have been drawn as to the conditions which prevailed Mabille.

in past times, and theories have been propounded as Section I (Physiology).-Cape Town: Discussion on the

I "Structural and Field Geology." By Dr. Jas. Geikie. Pp. xx + 435. effect of climate on health, opened by Sir T. Lauder | (Edinburgh : Oliver and Boyd ; London: Gurney and Jackson, 1905.) Brunton (Dr. David Ferrier. Prof. McKendrick, Dr. | Price 125. 6d. net.

to the forces which have rolled up the strata and pro- various minerals out of the material of the rock produced such varied superficial and deep-seated pheno duce changes on a small scale, as seen in concretions mena. These form the principles of dynamical and drusy cavities, or on a large scale as in the geology, and it is the description of the resultant case of the formation of vast beds of crystalline lime'structures and the methods of observation which form stone from the calcareous fragments of various the chief subject of the interesting handbook just organisms. We can infer from a comparison of published by Dr. James Geikie under the title certain rocks with the products of recent volcanoes * Structural and Field Geology."

that ancient volcanoes also injected molten matter The two first chapters are devoted to an examin through the riven rocks, poured out vast sheets of ation of the rock-forming minerals. These are very lava, and covered wide areas with volcanic ash. few in number if we leave out all except those which The rocks so formed and so altered have yet to be are the essential constituents of the common rocks. regarded from another point of view. They have been

After studying their composition and characteristics depressed, uplifted, and thrown into all sorts of posi. in hand specimens or small Slices adapted for ex tions, now being dragged out, now crumpled up into amination under the microscope, there is much to be every variety of fold, the compressible portions often

making up by vertical thickening what they lose in horizontal extent, and those that would not yield to such molecular re-arrangement being reduced to the same dimensions by crumpling.

Divisional planes are developed in them, some being due to crush, some to shrinkage, some to the variety in the succession of deposits, and when the strained and bending rock must break it is apt to give along these lines of weakness, so that we find faults commonly coinciding with master joints, thrusts with bedding planes, and so on.

The last seven chapters are more specially devoted to the second subject in the title of the book, namely, field geology. This could not be altogether dissociated from the observations recorded in the earlier part of the work. The information there given is the outcome of original observations in the field, but our author now deals more with the methods employed, and explains what are the most useful appliances for the work and what are the indications which the surveyor must be on the alert to detect. Perhaps, having regard to the numerous monographs which have recently been published on the subject of scenery, he has given greater prominence to the causes than to the effects, to the earth structures to which most scenic features must ultimately be referred rather than to the total result of movement and denudation by which anomalous river flows and abnormal features must be explained.

A study of recent organisms enables us sometimes to establish the relation between the soft and perishable parts and the hard parts which alone are commonly preserved in the rocks, and thus by a comparison of the fossil forms with their nearest recent representatives to learn something of the order of succession of life upon the earth and the conditions under which fossil plants and animals existed. Such analogies must not, however, be pressed too hard. Even such a recent case as the occurrence together of the remains of lion, hyæna, and hippopotamus with the hairy elephant and woolly rhinoceros in our gravel

terraces can hardly yet be said to have received an Photo. óy il. M. Geological Survey altogether satisfactory explanation. Before we draw Fig. 1.-Fault-ruck, River Garry, at Dalnacardoch, Perthshire. inferences from the abundance or rarity of certain (Reproduced on a reduced scale from “Structural and Field Geology," fossil organisms we must carefully consider their J. Geikie.)

mode of entombment and the conditions which favour

the preservation or the destruction of their remains. learnt as to the history of the earth's crust from the Dr. Geikie has dealt very shortly with these prinobservation of large masses of rock. We can see ciples of palæontology, but devotes most of his work whether they were laid down in comparatively tran- to the inorganic side of geology. quil water, or hurled along by torrents, or dashed Even with this limitation of subject the work takes against a shore. We notice that what was once mud a somewhat encyclopædic character owing to the great or sand or shingle is now solid rock, and we try to number and variety of the observations and inferences make out in each case whether this was brought about which have to be recorded. The treatment is rather by the introduction of some cementing material or dogmatic than critical. With an author so expericaused by the pressure of superincumbent masses, and enced and acute in observation this may be for many whether the changes were helped by the action of the an advantage, but students require a discussion of high temperature experienced by rocks depressed to arguments where conclusions differ, and references to great depths or crushed by irresistible earth move- ' other authors where they may find the matters more ments. Chemical reactions and the crystallisation of fully treated which are here of necessity briefly stated. The formation of ripple marks, for instance, wants Our author has wisely avoided most of the shibbofuller explanation than the statement that “they owe leths which it is the fashion for specialists to introduce their origin to a wave-like motion set up in the into their explanations of the simplest phenomena, semifluid sediment by the water passing over it." but though students may escape the interruption of


The work is illustrated by a large number of having to consider the exact application of mylonisadiagrammatic sketches by the author and photographs tion and schillerisation, which are not in the index, by meinbers of the staff of the Geological Survey. though one is found in the text, they must learn the As examples, we reproduce the pictures of two meaning of such terms as synclinorium or geanticline. common phenomena which have many points of Difficulties and absurdities in nomenclature are general resemblance to one another but a very perhaps characteristic of the present phase of scientific different origin. Plate xxsix. represents a fissure the literature, and our author has been wonderfully constrata on either side of which have been relatively siderate in this matter, and has given us a very displaced by earth movements, either repeatedly in useful handbook, admirable in the freshness and terseone direction or with a to-and-fro motion, so that mess of its descriptions and the clearness and abundthe walls of the fissure have been rubbed smooth, ance of its illustrations.


Photo. by H.M. Geological Survey. Fig. 2.-Basalt Dyke Cutting Sandstone and Shale, Kilbride Bennan, Arran. (Fron "Structural and Field Geology," J. Geikie.)

fluted, and polished by the movement. The triturated

NOTES. rock and the fragments broken off fill the crack, and

Among those who are the recipients of the King's birththis débris is often penetrated by mineral matter and consolidated into a mass harder than the rocks day honours we notice the following :Lord Rayleigh, through which it passes. The walls of the fissure O.M., F.R.S., has been made a Privy Councillor ; Knightare sometimes altered mechanically and by infiltering hoods have been conferred upon Prof. T. McCall Anderson, water to a considerable depth.

of the University of Glasgow ; Mr. E. W. Brabrook, C.B., In Plate xliv., on the other hand, we see a rift | formerly Registrar of Friendly Societies; Dr. A. B. W. in the rocks filled with matter which has welled up Kennedy, F.R.S., Emeritus professor of engineering and from deep-seated rock which has become molten. In

mechanical technology at University College, London, and this case, also, the immediately adjoining portion of

president of the Admiralty Committee on Machinery the rock which it traverses is altered, and very commonly show's slickensides when earth movements

Designs; Dr. Boverton Redwood ; and Dr. W. J. Smyly, have acted upon these two rocks of such different

president of the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland. tenacity and hardness; but the composition of the

Colonel D. Bruce, F.R.S., has been made a Knight Comtraversing rocks is so unlike in the two cases, and mander of the Bath. Dr. W. T. Prout, principal medical the character of the marginal alterations so dissimilar, officer, colony of Sierra Leone, and Dr. J. W. Robertson, that there is seldom any room for doubt as to the late Commissioner of Agriculture and Dairying of the origin of each.

Dominion of Canada, have been made C.M.G.'s. The honour of Knight Bachelor has been conferred upon Dr. highest education. He thought the work that the National E. S. Stevenson, member of the medical council of the Physical Laboratory was doing could not be organised in Cape of Good Hope; and Mr. Philip Watts, F.R.S., connection with any of the universities. The following Director of Naval Construction, is made an ordinary resolution was then put to the meeting and carried member of the Civil Division of the Second Division, or unanimously :-" That this meeting, being satisfied of the Knight Commander, of the Order of the Bath.

necessity of further State aid to the National Physical

Laboratory, at Teddington, as regards both equipment and A MEETING of Members of Parliament, presided over by

maintenance, requests the chairman and conveners of this Mr. Haldane, met on Tuesday last in a committee room

| meeting to prepare and present a memorial to the Chanof the House of Commons to consider the question of a cellor of the Exchequer asking for such additional aid, request for an additional State grant to the National and that the memorial be signed by members here present Physical Laboratory. Dr. Glazebrook having made al or who. being absent, may be in sympathy with its statement as to the aims and needs of the laboratory, was obiects.” Mr. Chamberlain, who had to leave before a followed by Mr. Chamberlain, who in the course of his decision was arrived at, said that if the meeting decided remarks said that the real problem of the nation was how | in favour of the resolution his name might be attached to improve our highest education. He felt convinced | to it. that if they were to speak of the whole matter as an investment, it was from higher education that they would

On Monday last Mr. Ailwyn Fellowes, President of the gain the largest return. He asked in what way the

Board of Agriculture, was waited upon by a deputation National Physical Laboratory was distinct from other uni

from the Pharmaceutical Society respecting the proposed versities, such as those of Birmingham, Liverpool, Man

legislation to extend to other than chemists the right of chester, and Sheffield. He asked this because it was not

selling poisonous products used in agriculture and hortimerely the object of the universities to educate young

culture. It was argued on behalf of the society that it persons; it was their object to carry on post-graduate

would be dangerous to the public to allow any one to sell research in the largest possible way—to make precisely

poisonous articles; that there was no difficulty in the way the experiments which the laboratory was making. They

of farmers or horticulturists getting the articles through a did not want in any way to discourage that work in

chemist as cheaply as through any other person; and the these separate universities; they did not want to centralise

public would be safeguarded by the special knowledge of any branch of scientific work. He had himself rather a

the chemist and druggist. In reply, the President of the horror of central institutions, and he had a great belief

Board of Agriculture said he had received an enormous in the freedom and the competition of a number of separate

number of resolutions from all over the country in favour

of a relaxation of the present law. The new regulations centres. He was sure that there was no idea of injurious

under the proposed Bill would provide :-(1) that no competition in the minds of the promoters of the meeting ;

poisonous substance shall be kept in any shop or premises but he would like to be certain that it might not have

where articles of food are stored or kept for sale ; (2) that that effect. After all, they were all more or less dependent, and they would be increasingly dependent, upon

poisons must be kept in a separate cupboard from other State aid, of which they had had very little up to the

goods ; (3) all poisons shall be sold in an enclosed vessel,

labelled with the word “ Poison "; (4) liquid poisons shall present. Were the universities, each of them, to apply separately and frighten the Treasury, or were they to

be sold only in bottles or tins easily distinguishable by put their forces together, and go as one body representing

touch from ordinary bottles or tins ; (5) in granting licences

the local authority shall have regard to the facilities the whole and ask for a very largely increased grant, leaving it for consideration afterwards how that grant

already existing in the neighbourhood for the purchase of should be divided? Why were they making a special

poisonous compounds. demand at that time for that particular institution ? He

ACCORDING to the Berlin correspondent of the Daily was all in favour of giving assistance to any institution Chronicle, Dr. Robert Koch has written from German of the kind. But he should like to know in what way East Africa stating that he has been studying the nature, this was to be distinguished from the University of Liver habits, and anatomy of the tsetse fly, and that he has dispool or any of the others where they were carrying on the covered a certain parasite in the fly to which he attributes work of physical research. He would even ask why the the disease to which the cattle bitten by the fly succumb. promoters of this institution should operate alone-whether

The death is announced, at the age of fifty-five years, they would not do much more if they all came together.

of Prof. von Mikulicz-Radecki, of the University of In that case they would, of course, have very much larger

Breslau, well known as a surgeon and for his numerous Parliamentary support. If each institution was to ask

papers and memoirs on surgical subjects. About a year ago for what it wanted he was afraid the chances of success

he delivered the Cavendish lecture before the West London would not be great. He might be considered to be throw

Medico-chirurgical Society, and last year he was the presiing cold water on the matter at the beginning, but as a

dent of the surgical section of the German Association of fact he most entirely sympathised with the general object. Men of Science and Medical Men. He thought that such an institution was absolutely necessary, and if there were no others, then he would say

The death is announced of Prof. P. T. Cleve, of Upsala, most distinctly that it would have a special claim upon

on June 18. He was born in 1840, and was the leading them. But as there were, and as they were all in their

exponent of chemical research in Sweden. His hydroinfancy, he wished to know in what way it was thought

graphical investigations were also of great importance. best to treat the matter when they approached the Govern

He was an honorary member of the Chemical Society. ment, whether as a whole on behalf of scientific instruc The Barnard medal of Columbia University has just tion generally or whether on behalf of the claims of that been awarded to Prof. H. Becquerel for “ important dis. particular institution. The chairman said they were all coveries in the field of radio-activity, and for his original interested in what Mr. Chamberlain had said, and his discovery of the so-called dark rays from uranium, which suggestion of a collective movement in favour of the I discovery has been the basis of subsequent research into the laws of radio-activity, and of our present knowledge of A CONVERSAZIONE took place at King's College, London, the same." The medal has been previously awarded to on Thursday last, when many scientific and other exhibits Lord Rayleigh, Sir William Ramsay, and Prof, Röntgen. were on view. An interesting item was a set of various A PORTRAIT of Prof. W. Osler has been presented to the

forms of glow-lamps, a demonstration of which was given

by Prof. E. Wilson in the Siemens electrical engineering University of Pennsylvania by the members of the classes

laboratory, and which included mercury-vapour, Nernst, which from 1885 to 1891 studied under Prof. Osler when

tantalum, and osmium lạmps. There was also an exhe occupied the chair of clinical medicine at the university.

hibition of crystallisation shown on the screen by Prof. A MEDAL has been struck to commemorate the successful Herbert Jackson. completion of the Simplon Tunnel. On one side of the | THE annual conversazione of the Institution of Electrical medal is a figure of Mercury and a locomotive emerging Engineers was held on June 29 at the British Museum from the tunnel, with the inscription “ Aux Collaborateurs

(Natural History), South Kensington. It was attended by et Ouvriers du Percement du Simplon"; on the other is

upwards of 1000 guests. a representation of the meeting of the workmen when the last obstacle had been broken down, and bears the words

The third International Electric Tramway and Railway ** Souvenir de la Rencontre des Galeries, Fevr. 1905."

Exhibition was opened at the Agricultural Hall, Islington,

on Monday last by Lord Derby. Busts of Joseph Lancaster and Michael Faraday—the gift of Mr. Passmore Edwards-were unveiled on Wednes

The annual general meeting of the Society of Chemical day of last week in the entrance hall of the Borough

Industry will begin in London on Monday next, June 10. Polytechnic Institute by Prof. Silvanus P. Thompson,

The society numbers among its members some 1500 F.R.S., who delivered an address.

Americans, and at the last annual meeting, which, with

special reference to the St. Louis Exhibition, was held in To commemorate the anniversary of the one hundred | the United States, an American, Dr. W. H. Nichols, was and twenty-fifth birthday of Audubon, the American elected president in succession to Sir William Ramsay. Museum of Natural History has placed on exhibition a

The American visit was a great success, and the British collection of Audubon relics, among which is the portfolio members of the society have looked forward to the time in which Audubon carried specimen plates while securing

when they would be able to welcome in Great Britain their subscribers to his great work, together with sketches and

president and American and Canadian co-members. The finished plates.

proceedings in connection with the forthcoming meeting

have therefore been specially arranged in view of this A SCHEME for the establishment of a Central Research

return visit. Dr. Nichols has already arrived in England, Institute at Kasauli, and a laboratory for scientific,

and we understand that the guests of the society will medical and sanitary work at the headquarters of each

number in all about 120. A lengthy and interesting proprovincial Indian Government, to provide more adequate

gramme has been arranged. means for the scientific study of etiology and the nature of the diseases of the country, has been published. It is THE sixty-fourth annual meeting of the Medico-psychohoped that when the project has been developed, not only | logical Association of Great Briain and Ireland will be will it be no longer necessary for officers to go to Europe held at 11 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, on July 20 to study the bacteriology and parasitology of tropical and 21 under the presidency of Dr. T. Outterson Wood. diseases, but that workers from England and the Euro The annual dinner of the association is to take place on pean Continent will avail themselves of the Indian labor July 30 at the Whitehall Rooms. atories and the unrivalled material for study which the

THE American Anthropological Association is to meet in diseases of the country afford. The scheme has the

San Francisco, Cal., from August 29 to 31 next under approval of the Secretary of State, and the Government

the presidency of Prof. F. W. Putnam, when papers reof India proposes to appoint as the first director of the Central Research Institute Lieut.-Colonel Semple, M.D.,

lating to ethnology, archæology, prehistoric man, physical well known for his work in connection with the Pasteur

anthropology, linguistics, and general anthropology will be Institute of India.

read. The museum of the department of anthropology

of the University of California at the affiliated colleges in A NEW society, to be known as the Harvey Society, has San Francisco, which has recently been installed, but been established in New York under the patronage of the not yet opened to the public, will be the headquarters of Yew York Academy of Medicine. Its purpose is the the association. diffusion of scientific knowledge of anatomy, physiology,

A PRELIMINARY circular has been issued to announce that bacteriology, pathology, pharmacology, and physiological

the tenth International Geological Conference will be held and pathological chemistry by public lectures given by men

in 1906 in Mexico. An executive committee has been who are workers in the subjects presented. Each lecture

appointed, with M. José G. Aguilera, director of the is intended to represent the state of modern knowledge

National Geological Institute of Mexico, as president, and concerning the topic treated, and will be addressed to the

M. Ezequiel Ordóñez, assistant director of the same institugeneral medical profession who are interested in the

tion, general secretary. It is expected that the congress scientific side of medicine. The president is Dr. Graham Lusk. The members of the society consist of two classes,

will open on September 6, 1906, and last for eight days. active and associate members. Active members are labor THE Postmaster-General again directs attention to the atory workers in the medical sciences residing in New fact that pathological specimens and articles of a similar York; associate members are such persons as may be in nature may be forwarded only by registered letter post sympathy with the objects of the society, and reside in and in proper cases. The Post Office regulations provide New York. The first course of lectures will be given at that any deleterious liquid or substance sent by post must the Academy of Medicine on Saturday evenings during the be enclosed in a receptacle hermetically sealed, which rewinter of the years 1905-6.

ceptacle must itself be placed in a strong wooden, leathern,

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