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LONDON:
HARRISON AND SONS, ST. MARTIN'S LANE,

Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty.

MDCCCXCII.

LONDON

BABRISON AND SONS, PRINTERS IN ORDINARY TO HER MAJESTY,

ST. MARTIN'S LANE.

112674

CONTENT S.

VOL. LI.

No. 308.-- March 3, 1892.

Page Certain Correlated Variations in Crangon vulgaris. By, W. F. R.

Weldon, M.A., F.R.S., Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, Professor of Zoology in University College, London

2 An Experimental Investigation of the Nerve Roots which enter into the

Formation of the Brachial Plexus of the Dog. By J. S. Risien Russell, M.B., M.R.C.P. (From the Physiological Institute of Berliu and the Pathological Laboratory of University College, London)........

22 The Influence of the Kidney on Metabolism. By J. Rose Bradford,

M.D., D.Sc., Fellow of University College, London, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at University College, Grocer Research Scholar.

(From the Physiological Laboratory of University College, London).... 25 List of Presents.........

40

March 10, 1892. BAKERIAN LECTURE.-On the Grand Currents of Atmospheric Circulation.

By James Thomson, LL.D., F.R.S., Emeritus Professor of Civil En

gineering and Mechanics in the University of Glasgow. [Plate 1) List of Presents.........

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March 17, 1892.
Dynamo-Electric Machinery. By J. Hopkinson, F.R.S., and E. Wilson
On tlie Clark Cell as a Standard of Electromotive Force. By R. T. Glaze-

brook, M.A., F.R.S., Fellow of Trinity College, and S. Skinner,
M.A., Christ's College, Demonstrator in the Cavendish Laboratory,

Cambridge
Note on the Functional and Structural Arrangement of Efferent Fibres

in the Nerve-roots of the Lumbo-sacral Plexus. (Preliminary Com

munication.) By C. S. Sherrington, M.A., M.B., &C........... On the Causation of Diphtheritic Paralysis. By Sydney Martin, M.D.,

F.R.C.P., Assistant Physician to University College Hospital List of Presents

67

78 81

March 24, 1892.
CROONIAN LECTURE. — The Temperature of the Brain, especially in

relation to Psychical Activity. By Angelo Mosso, Professor of

Physiology in the University of Turin List of Presents

83 85

90

March 31, 1892.

Page An Improved Apparatus for ascertaining the Sensitiveness of Safety

lamps when used for Gas-testing. By Frank Clowes, D.Sc. (Lond.), Professor of Chemistry, University College, Nottingham

87 On the Application of a Hydrogen Flame in an ordinary Safety-lamp

to the Detection and Measurement of Fire-damp. By Frank
Clowes, D.Sc. (Lond.), Professor of Chemistry, University College,

Nottingham .....
On the Application of the Safety-lamp to the Detection of Benzoline

Vapour and other Inflammable Vapours in the Air. By Frank
Clowes D.Sc. (Lond.), Professor of Chemistry, University College,
Nottingham .....

95 Aberration Problems : a Discussion concerning the Connexion between

Ether and Matter, and the Motion of the Ether near the Earth.
By Oliver Lodge, F.R.S., Professor of Physics, University College,
Liverpool .......

98 The Abductor and Adductor Fibres of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve.

By J. S. Risien Russell, M.B., M.R.C.P. (From the Pathological
Laboratory of University College, London)

102 Interference with Icterus in Occluded Ductus Choledochus. By

Vaughan Harley, M.D. (From the Physiological Institute, Leipzig) 113 On the Composition of Hæmocyanin. By A. B. Griffiths, Ph.D., F.R.S. (Edin.), F.C.S., &c,..

116 List of Presents

116

No. 309.

The Nature of the Shoulder Girdle and Clavicular Arch in Sauro

pterygia. By H. G. Seeley, F.R.S., Professor of Geography, King's

College, London
Report of the Kew Committee..............

119 152

No. 310.

First Report to the Water Research Committee of the Royal Society,

on the present State of our Knowledge concerning the Bacteriology of Water, with especial reference to the Vitality of Pathogenic Schizomycetes in Water. By Percy. F. Frankland, Ph.D., B.Sc. (Lond.), F.R.S., Professor of Chemistry in University College, Dundee, and Marshall Ward, Sc.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., Professor of Botany in the Royal Indian Engineering College, Coopers Hill...........

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No, 311.

Report of the Committee on Colour-Vision. [Plate 2]

Evidence taken by the Committee
Letters received by the Committee bearing on the Enquiry....
Appendices. [Plate 3]

281 306 357 368

Page On a decisive Test-case disproving the Maxwell-Boltzmann Doctrine

regarding Distribution of Kinetic Energy. By Lord Kelvin, Pres. R.S.

397 Researches on Turacin, an Animal Pigment containing Copper : Part II.

By A. H. Church, M.A., F.R.S., Professor of Chemistry in the Royal
Academy of Arts, London ......

399 On the Mathematical Theory of Electro-magnetism. By Alex. McAulay, M.A., Ormond College, Melbourne

400 Stellar Photometry. By W. J. Dibdin, F.I.C., F.C.S., &c.................... 404 On some Phenomena connected with Cloudy Condensation. By John Aitken, F.R.S.

408 List of Presents ..........

439

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No. 313.- May 5, 1892. List of Candidates recommended for Election

443 Transmission of Sunlight through the Earth's Atmosphere. Part II.

Scattering at different Altitudes. By Captain W. de W. Abney, C.B.,
D.C.L., F.R.S.

444 On the Simultaneity of Magnetic Variations at different places on occa

sions of Magnetic Disturbance, and on the relation between Magnetic and Earth Current Phenomená. By William Ellis, F.R.A.S., Superintendent of the Magnetical and Meteorological Department, Royal Observatory, Greenwich

445 On the Liquation of Metals of the Platinum Group. By Edward Matthey, F.C.S., F.S.A., Ass. Roy. Sch. Mines

447 The Potential of an Anchor Ring. By F. W. Dyson, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge

448 On the Residues of Powers of Numbers for any Composite Modulus, Real or Complex. By Geoffrey T. Bennett, B.A.

452 List of Presents..........

453

May 12, 1892.

Transformers. By John Perry, D.Sc., F.R.S.

455 On the Probable Effect of the Limitation of the Number of Ordinary

Fellows elected into the Royal Society to Fifteen in each Year on the eventual total Number of Fellows. By Lieut.-General R. Strachey, R.E., F.R.S.

463 On the Shoulder Girdle in Ichthyosauria and Sauropterygia. By J. W. Hulke, F.R.S.

471 On the Embryology of Angiopteris evecta, Hofm. By J. Bretland Farmer, M.A., Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford

471 Note on Excretion in Sponges. By George Bidder

474 List of Presents...................

484

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