Nature, Volume 57

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Sir Norman Lockyer
Macmillan Journals Limited, 1898 - Electronic journals
 

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Page 310 - The total pressure exerted by a mixture of gases is equal to the sum of the partial pressures of the gases in the mixture.
Page 293 - J = 1/8 + 1/16 + &c., and so on. The prepotencies or subpotencies of particular ancestors, in any given pedigree, are eliminated by a law that deals only with average contributions, and the varying prepotencies of sex in respect to different qualities, are also presumably eliminated.
Page 253 - THE next annual meeting of the British Medical Association will be held at Edinburgh on July 26-29, under the presidency of Sir Thomas Grainger Stewart, KCB An address in medicine will be delivered by Dr.
Page 75 - THE FERTILITY OF THE LAND: A summary Sketch of the Relationship of Farm-Practice to the Maintaining and Increasing of the Productivity of the Soil.
Page 56 - His income reached 3,000/. a year. Various professional honours and appointments were bestowed upon him. In 1851 the honorary degree of MD was conferred upon him by the university of Dublin ; he was king's professor of midwifery in the School of Physic from 1856 to 1864 ; he was twice president of the Obstetrical Society of Dublin, in 1856 and 1864 ; and he was president of the King and Queen's College of Physicians in 1867-8. He was a most diligent student, and utilised as...
Page 208 - C., and to a pressure determined by a manometric gauge. This pressure, nearly atmospheric, is slightly variable with temperature on account of the expansion of the mercury and iron involved. The actually observed weights are corrected so as to correspond with a temperature of 15" C. of the gauge, as well as for the errors in the platinum and brass weights employed. In the present, as well as in the former, experiments I have been ably assisted by Mr George Gordon. Carbonic Oxide. This gas was prepared...
Page 84 - MAGELLANIC GOLD MEDAL TO THE AUTHOR OF THE BEST DISCOVERY, OR MOST USEFUL INVENTION, RELATING TO NAVIGATION, ASTRONOMY, OR NATURAL PHILOSOPHY (MERH NATURAL HISTORY ONLY EXCEPTED ) UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS : 1.
Page 170 - Not only are no powers to be employed that are not natural to the globe, no action to be admitted of except those of which we know the principle, and no extraordinary events to be alleged in order to explain a common appearance...
Page 286 - May, and was , fi.rmed by the amalgamation of three pre-existing institutions— j the Firth College, the Sheffield Technical School, and the | Sheffield School of Medicine. These institutions had previously worked hand in hand, although under independent governing bodies. By the charter they were merged into one corporation with a single Court of Governors. The...
Page 209 - Unless special precautions are taken the gas so obtained is ten or more milligrams too light, presumably from admixture with .nitrogen. In the case of the commercial supply, a better result is obtained by placing the bottles in an inverted position so as to draw from the liquid rather than from the gaseous portion. Higher and more consistent results were arrived at from gas which had been specially treated. In consequence of the high relative solubility of nitrous oxide in water, the gas held in...

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