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LONDON. dent, in the chair. - Instrument for measuring the coefficient of MATHEMATICAL Society, at 8.- Isostelian Hexagrams: R:Tucker
TAURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14. elasticity of metals, by Mr. Phillips. This is a large spiral spring Euler's p-Function: H. F. Baker. ---On the
Extens.on aml Flexurt of a and balance wheel, the former made of the metal to be examined. Thin Elastic Plate: A. B. Basset, F.R.S. - Rble and mechanism of the local lesion in infectious diseases, by INSTITUTION OF ELECTRICAL
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Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition : K, L Murray. M. Ch. Bouchard. Whereas in absolute immunity, there is, after inoculation, neither general infection nor local lesion, and in PHYSICAL SOCIETY, at 5.-On the Electrification due to the Contact
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15. total absence of immunity, general infection, often without local Gases and Liquids: J. Enright-Oo the Effect of Repeated Hearing an lesion, in relative, normal, immunity there is local lesion mostly Cooling on the E.ectrical Resistance and Temperature Coetident of without general infection ; in the last case, as experiment shows,
Annealed Iron : H. Tomlinson, F.R.S.-Notes on Geometrical panese it is not the local lesion that causes the immunity, but vice INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, at 7.30 -The New Harbour and versa. Inoculating vaccinated and unvaccinated rabbits with Breakwater at Boulogne-sur-Mer : S. C. Bailey. pyocyanic Bacillus, the author found, in the former, rapid appear
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1&. ance of leucocytes, all having many Bacteria, which were soon ARISTOTELIAN SOCIETY, at 8.-Scepticism : S. Alexander. resolved into granulations, and in sixteen hours were quite gone; INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, at 8.-Water-Tube Steam-Boilers fa
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, while the free Bacteria soon decreased in number. In the other
Marine Engines : John I. Thornycroft. animals, few leucocytes, no Bacilli in them, and free Bacteria ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETV, at 7-45.- Opening Address by the Presiden multiplying.–Statistics of preventive treatment of rabies, from Dr. T. Graham Balfour, F.R.S. February 9, 1888, to September 15, 1889, at the Pasteur In
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2o. stitute of Rio de Janeiro (Dr. Ferreira dos Santos), by the GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, at 8. - On the occurrence of the Striped Hyxmas
the Tertiary of the Val d'Arno: R. Lydekker. --The Catastruple of Emperor of Brazil.' Of 156 who underwent full treatment, only Kantzorik, Armenia : M. F. M. Corpi. Communicated by W H. Hadir one died, and not certainly from rabies; this gives a mortality of ston, F.R.S.-On a New Genus of Siliceous Sponges from the Lake 0.64 per cent.-On the velocity of wind at the top of the Eiffel Calcareous Grit of Yorkshire : Dr. J. G. Hunde. Tower, by M. A. Angot. Three months' observations give a
ROYAL METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, at 7.-Second Report of the Thunder
storm Committee-Distribution of Thunderstorms over England in mean of 7.05 m. as compared with 2'24 in, at the Central Wale, 1871-87: William Marron.-On the Change of lemperature Meteorological Office (21 m. from the ground). While at low which accompanies Thunderstorms in Southern England : G. M. Whapte stations there is a minimum at sunrise and a maximum at
-Note on the Appearance of St. Elmo's Fire at Walton-on the war,
September 3, 1889: W. H. Dines.-Notes on Cirrus Formation : H. Hela I p.m., the Eiffel (like mountains) showed a minimum about Clayton.-A Comparison between the Jordan and the Campiell-Stako 10 a.m. and a maximum at ii p.m. (while at midday there was Sunshine Recorders: F. C. Bayard. --Sunshine: A. B. MacDowallbut a slight upward bend of the curve).-On phenyl-thiophene,
On Climatological Observations at Ballyboley, Co. Antrım : Prof. 5 A
Hill. by M. A. Renard. This is prepared by passing through an iron SOCIETY OF Arts, at 8.---Opening Address by the Chairman, the Duke of tube, heated to dark redness, vapours of toluene and of sulphur, Abercorn, C.B. and distilling the condensed product. Analysis gave the formula University COLLEGE CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL SOCIETY, 22 C&H.-C.HS. With bromine, nitric acid, and sulphuric acid,
Pyridine and the Alkaloids: Dr. N. Callie. substitution products are obtained. -Researches on digitaline and tanghinine, by M. Arnaud. By heating digitaline with
PAGE haryta-water to 180° for several hours, it combines with water Science and the Future Indian Civil Service Exayielding the compound C3, H5,011, from which the formula minations C3H30, is deduced for digitaline. The formula of tanghinine, The Lund Museum in the University of Copensimilarly deduced, is C27400g. This formula differs from that hagen .. of Schmiedeberg for digitaline, viz. C,H,Oz.-Studies on Hydraulic Motors. By A. G. G. the embryology of the axoloti, by M. F. Houssay. He Physiology of Education. By J. H. G. describes the mechanics of segmentation, the origin and de- Our Book Shelf:velopment of the peripheral nervous system, and the morpho Whitham: "Steam-Engine Design."-N. J. L. logy of the head. -On the cytoplasm and the nucleus in Hake : "Coloured Analytical Tables" Noctiluci, by M. G. Pouchet. Flemming's chromatine seems Tidy : “ The Story of a Tinder Box" to be formed of two substances, chromatoplasm and hyaloplasm ; Jamieson : "Magnetism and Electricity" and the proportion of the former increases as gemmation pro Ball: “Time and Tide; a Romance of the Moon" ceeds; hence the more and more lively colour of the seg. Letters to the Editor :mented nuclei.-On the parasitic castration of Typhlocyba by Specific Inductive Capacity.-Prof. Oliver J. Lodge, a Hymenopterous larva (A phelopus melaleucus, Dalm.), and F.R.S. a Dipterous larva (Atelenevra spuria, Meig.), by M. A. Giard. Who discovered the Teeth in Ornithorhynchus ?-Prof. In T. hippocastani, the eight terminal branches of the W. H, Flower, F.R.S. : Oswald H. Latter penis are reduced to six, four, or three. A pair of curious “La Pietra Papale."-Dr. P. L. Sclater, F.R.S. 31 invaginations on the ventral surface of the body are also On a Mite of the Genus Tetranychus found infesting shortened.-- Action of serum of diseased or vaccinated animals Lime-trees in Leicester Museum Grounds.-F. R. on pathogenic microbes, by MM. Charrin and Roger. Operat Rowley
31 ing with the pyocyanic Bacillus and rabbits, they found the Retarded Germination.-E. A. serum of vaccinated animals more adverse to growth of the The Relation of the Soil to Tropical Diseases.Bacillus than normal serum, but somewhat less than that of Surgeon A. Ernest Roberts
31 the diseased animals.-Contribution to the semeiological and The Earthquake of Tokio, April 18, 1889. - Pro£. pathogenic study of rabies, by M. G. Ferré. Inoculating by Cargill G. Knott . trepanation, and with stronger virus than before, they found that A Brilliant Meteor.-Paul A.
Cobbold the respiratory acceleration appeared on the fourth instead of the On the Hardening and Tempering of Steel II. fifth day; the respiratory centres being invaded correspondingly (Illustrated.) By Prof. W. c. Roberts-Austen, sooner. The symptoms could not be attributed to thermal F.R.S... elevation, the maximum of this occurring later. -Statistics of Prof. Weismann's • Essays," By Dr. St. George preventive inoculations against yellow fever, by Dr. Domingos Mivart, F.R.S. Freire. From 1883 to 1889, there were 10,524 persons inocu. Notes lated in Brazil ; and the mortality was 0:4 per cent. The deaths Our Astronomical Column :of non-vaccinated during the four epidemics were over 6500.-On Objects for the Spectroscope. (With Diagram.)A. the modifications in normal gaseous exchanges of plants by the Fowler presence of organic acids, by M. L. Mangin. He injected malic, Large-Scale Charts of the Constellations
4 citric, and tartaric acids into leaves of Japanese prick-wood, bay Barnard's Comet, II. 1889, March 31 . rose, and lilac, and found these leaves to behave like Cacteæ and The Structure of Jupiter's Belt 3, III. (Illustrated) Crassulaceæ. In the dark, the volume of carbɔnic acid liberated Geographical Notes
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