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among the classes of pupils, that the deaf and dumb children (Les Sourds-Muets) recited by signs a poetical piece ; and the blind children, instructed in labours suited to their condition, assisted at this exhibition. The mind, sickened and disgusted with the daily recitals of carnage and destruction, reposes with momentary tranquillity on details like these but how little interest do they excite with the greater part of the world, com. pared with the charms of an Extraordinary Gazette
The name of the compiler is EnmunD CORDIER.
Art. XXI. Restes d'Architecture Egyptienné, &c. i. e. Remains of
Egyptian Architecture. By JOHN GODFREY GROHMANN, Pro
fessor of Philosophy. 4to. Pp4: and 10 Plates. Leipsic. 1799. In consequence of late events, which have made Egypt a more
frequent topic of conversátion, we are presented with this collection of plates, relative to the architecture of that antient people."
consists of ten, which are neatly engraved. Among them, we have specimens of different modes of building and embellishment, from the obelisk charged with hieroglyphics, to the modern Egyptian dwelling house. The style of these edifices sets all Grecian beauty and propriety at defiance, and is much too void of proportion and grace to be imitated by the more polished nations of Europe, who have applied the classic models with success. These engravings, therefore, arc merely curious, and we must observe that they would have worn à better appearance of verisimilitude, if the places where these specimens exist, or the accounts of Egypę from which they were taken, had been duly pointed out.
ART. XXII.' Briefe, &c. i. e. Letters of a Physician, written at
Paris, and with the French Armies, between May 1795, and November 1797 : designed for Physicians and Statesmen: Dy G. WARDEN BURG. Numbers I and II. , Small 8vo.
Pp. 592. 1798, 1799 T
"HESE two numbers contain twenty-three Letters te
„specting the character of the French, and its influence on surgery and medicine ;-general objects of French surgery and medicine ;-the history of Brunonianism in Paris ;--the .constituted authorities, and administrative powers of the Republic ;- the history of medical instruction before, during, and since che revolution gathe present Ecole de Santé ; and the Salperriere, before, during, and since the revolution.
Many of the observations are highly curious and charac teristic; and they shew that the author has well availed himself of His opportunities. The state of medicine and surgery, in
the capital and in the armies, is strikingly pourtrayed. Among other things, the seeming contradiction between the versatility of the French character, and the blind adherence of the medical student to the doctrines of his professor, is ably illustrated and explained.
from among other anecdotes, We select the following:
• The French (says the author) very properly learn their anatomy from the human subject; not, as the Germans often do, from plates. An çxcellent custom, too, has been introduced, for every one is die monstrate the muscles and nerves which they prepare ; fience each in. structs the other. This serves always as an occasion for the exercise of eloquence, and the talent is crowned with much applause - Mart, it is said, how he describes his muscle! As soon as a student has finished the preparation, ab! he exclaims, what a beautiful muscle ! At this signal, the rest flock round him, and he now begins the demonstration. If any student disregards the summons, and remains by his own subject, he is called away ;-Why don't you come to see this great pectoral -Come and hear the demonstration.
It is I - wobo is going give it. During the exhibition, tokens of applause are commonly manifested; and, at the end, a general acclamation (if the orator has acquitted himself ably) breaks out ;-a), quelle deseripriou il diarit sont muscle comme Cicéron.
of the grossly barbarous and mechanical ideas, and absurd practice, of the French in one important department of surgery, the following will serve as a sufficient indication :
• To every swelling, they attach the idea of hardiess, 'with which that of the necessity of softening naturally associates itself. In a fracture of the fore-arm, attended with violent contusion, extravasation, and swelling, I once saw one of Desault's most reputable scholars apply a poultice so hot as' to raise a blister, which appeared next day under the dressing. The patient complained terribly of the burning, when the poultice was laid on :-" Tranquillise toi, mon camerade, (said the surgeon,) il faut que ça soit chaud ; il faut que ça s'omollite”
The author, however, føretells a vast alteration for the better in pedical surgery and medicine, from the Kedde ik Sané, which he describes at length,
Art. XXIII. Voyage Pittoresque de la Syrie, &c. i. . A Picturesque
Tour through Syria, Palestine, Phænicia, and the Lower Egypt,
&c. Folio. Paris. 1799. WE
E announced this splendid work in our last Appendix, p.567.
and since then Mr. Taylor, bookseller, in Holbord, has received five additional numbers of in No letter-press accompanies these numbers, but each contains six plates, as before; and they continue to be very beautifully engraved, and to represent interesting and picturesque objects.
N. B. To find any particular Book, 'or Pamphlet, see the
Table of Contents, prefixed to the Volume.
Baume, M. his hydrometer, 308. ABBOT, Ms. some account of that in. Besujolin, M. his publication of the genious Botanist, and of his Flora
travels of ewo Freneb gentlemen, 533. Bedfordiensis, 68.
Account of the court of Dresden, is. Abilgaard, Prof. his testimony to the Of Berlin, 534, of Hamburgh, $3$.
efficacy of the Perkinian tractors, 562, of the king of Denmark and his Agriculture, observations on, by an Exco family, ib. Sweden, 536. Of coure perienced Farmer, 373.
Jare king Gustavus, 538. of Russian: Air-pump. See Little
540. Of the graodees of Russia, and Alexandria described, 580.
Their great luxury and state, 343., Allman, Mr. on the application of Characier of the oldiery, 545. As-"?
converging eeriet to the construction of tonishing instance of the force of disa logarithms, 11.!!
cipline on the minds of the Russian Ammoniac, M. Fourcroy's memoir on the troops, 546.
phenomena produced by the precipita. Bee-root, value of, in the production of tion of mercury by ammoniac from sugar, 555. the sulphuric acid, 514.
Berlin, described, 534. Unpleasant to Anderson, Mr, his observations relative 22 foot-passengers, 535.
to the yellow fçrer of the West Bernis, Cardinal, his character of Case Indies, 454
dinal Braschi, 564. Arabian Faler, s'complele translation of Blair, Ds. on achromatic telescopes, 305. recommended, 4750
Plecb, Prof. his testimony concerning they
eficacy of the Perkinian tractos, 561. Bramab, Mr. description of a new press
operating by wate', 307.
Brydonc, Mr. accused of missepresentaBabington, Dr. his tocount of a yound,
by a bayonet, through the heart of a Buggy, a French province, remarks on, man, who lived dine bours after the
575 accident, 167.
Burrows, Mr. his memoir on the pier Two cases of Rabies Conina tical character of Goldsmith, 27. in opium had no success, 169. Burier-free, of Africa, Ma Park's ico Bang. Prof. nis evidence respecting the count and commendation ol, 154.
cfficacy of the practice of Perkinism,
561. Bork. See Willoco. Burlone, Mr. case of the Cæsarean opera.
ciun performed with sately to the Casarean operation, performed with woman, 369
safety to the life of the woman, 169.
Cesaresu operation, inquiry into the true. man's Vis,' 119.
spondents, 120, 240, 480.
mode of academical examination for concerning, 414,
the degree of bachelor or 1r's, 355. Crimfe, Dr. Case of uncommon works
for wax, 308.
Frequent among the catile there, 130,
markable generosity to Diderot with D'Alembert, M. writes the anecdotes of
respect to the sale of his library, 512. his own life, 508. His pstrast of
Letter to, from toe
the offer of president of the Berlin
on a passge in Dante, respecting the Voltaire, 531.
Darwin, Dr, his Zoonomia attacked sed
Daubenton, M. his observations on the
Denmark, accouni of the present kiz
Of the prince royal, ie.
mariari in suppressions of urine, &c.
Diamond, curious chemical experiments
giving an account of the sale of his
the South Ailantic, round Cape Horn, Drake, Dr. his critical remarks on rari.
Indies, &c. 113. 137.
tions of, 504. Protable effects of the son, 2856
shock of a comet, ib.
prevention of, 273. Dr. Beddoes's
275. Fox.glows ord as a reme'y, 281. Edgwortb, Mr. his essay on the art of
His ingenicus aliusion to the
his supplement to his essay,
Epipbany, whence derived, 98.
thoracic duct, 168.
. dt vinous fermentation, but of distuia.
Fim, curious account of a very prest
Farr, Dr. observations on the cure of Highlanders of Scotlend, their so persti-
Hinckes, Mr, his account of MS. paper
of Sir Ph, Hoby, 389.
History, new method of studying, 513..
tovirable opinion of the institutiva
au:hor, and publishes his famous
of Sigismun-2, 400., Humorous story
about Ms. Hridgger, 401..
Bope, the pleasures wt, poetically displaye
useful animal, and on errors in the
prac:ice of shoeing, 393. Improves
rents in the art, proposed, 335.
I and f
for shews 0: the comba's of wild beasts,
134. Description of a battle betweea
a iiger and a buffet, ib.
Imposture, literary, curious instance of,
yiriny, with celerity and secrecy. See
Foseph II lae Emperor of Germany,
Omnipresence of, 393: Justice of, ib. Ireland, political altercations relative to
of his goodness, ib.
Karfa, a negro slave-merchant, his
kindness i0 Mir. Park quring his
African jouroty, 255, 259:
relative to, 548, 551.
on the pbibisis pulmonalis, 276.
Kiiwan, Dr. on the composition of carr
of the state of the weather an Dublin,
The perkinian practice, 561.