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ion is indicated. When the author inclines to a pronunciation differing from the received one, what he regards as sufficient reasons are given for the preference. The book is in compact form, and will be found a very desirable one to have at hand.

What to do first in Accidents or Poisoning. By Charles W. Dallas, M. D. Philadelphia: Presley Blakiston. Pp. 68. Price, 50 cents.

This is a brief but well-digested manual of directions as to what to do in accidental emergencies that are liable to happen to everybody. It is extremely brief, but pointed and practical.


The Omori Shell Mounds, reprinted from "Nature"; and Some Recent Publications on Japanese Archæology, reprinted from "The American Naturalist." By Edward S. Morse. Salem, Mass. 1880.

The Feeling of Effort. By William James. M. D. Published by the Boston Society of Natural History. 1880. Pp. 32.

The Electric Laryngoscope. By A. Wellington Adams, M. D. Reprinted from "Archives of Laryngology." Pp. 5.

Thirty-seventh Annual Report of the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor for the Year 1880. Pp. 47.

Hollow Brick. Solution of Equations and Interpolation in Series; Foundations; Arches in Masonry and Bridges. Washington: Government Printing-Office. 1880. Pp. 33. Illustrated.

Higher Education of Medical Men. By F. D. Lente: M. D. New York: C. L. Bermingham & Co. 1880. Pp. 16.

Current Views and Notes of Forty Days in France and England. By John Swinton. New York: G. W. Carleton & Co. 1880. Pp. 45. 25 cts.

Summary of Substantialism, or Philosophy of Knowledge. By Jean Story. Boston: Rand, Avery & Co. 1880. Pp. 113.

First Annual Report upon Useful and Noxious Plants. By Professor T. J. Burrill. Springfield, Ill. 1880. Pp. 9.

On the Identity of the Ascending Process of the Astragalus in Birds with the Intermedium. By Professor Edward S. Morse. Published by the Boston Society of Natural History. 1880. Pp. 10. Illustrated.

Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers U. S. Army. 1880. Pp. 264.

Ontology. By Emanuel Swedenborg. Translated by Philip B. Cabell. A. M. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1880. Pp. 40.

The Geology of Hudson County. New Jersey. By Israel C. Russell. From the "Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences." Pp. 53. Illustrated.

The Relations of Science to Modern Life. By Henry C. Potter. D. D. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1880. Pp. 29.

Telegraphic Measurement of Differences of Longitude by Officers of the U. S. Navy. 1878 and 1879. Washington. 1880. Pp. 87. Illustrated.

Report on the Geology of the High Plateaus of Utah, with Atlas. By C. E. Dutton. Washington: Government Printing-Office. 1880. Pp. 307. Illustrated.

The Publishers' Trade List Annual. New York: F. Leypoldt. 1880. $1.50.

The Scientific Basis of Spiritualism. By Epes Sargent. Boston: Colby & Rich. 1881. Pp. 372. $1.50.

Medical Heresies. By Gonzalvo C. Smythe, M. D. Philadelphia: Presley Blakiston. 1880. Pp. 228. $1.25.

A New School Physiology. By Richard J. Dunglison. M. D. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates. 1880. Pp. 314. $1.50.

A Practical Treatise on Nervous Exhaustion. Second and revised edition. By George M. Beard, M. D. New York: William Wood & Co. 1880. $1.75.

Diphtheria. By Rollin R. Gregg. M. D. Buffalo: Printed by Matthews Brothers & Bryant. 1880. Pp. 133. For sale by Author. $1.50.

Handbook of Chemical Physiology and Pathology. By Victor C. Vaughan. M. D., Ph. D. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Ann Arbor. 1880. Pp. 351. Illustrated. $3.

Transcendental Physics. By Johann Carl Friedrich Zöllner. Translated by Charles Carleton Massey. Boston: Colby & Rich. 1881. $1.50.

British Thought and Thinkers. By George S. Morris, A. M. Chicago: S. C. Griggs & Co. 1880. Pp. 388. $1.75.

The Beautiful and the Sublime. By John Steinfort Kedney. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1880. Pp. 214. $1.25.

Is Consumption Contagious? By Herbert C. Clapp, M. D. Boston: Otis Clapp & Son. 1881. Pp. 178.

Report of the Commissioner of Education for the Year 1878. Washington: Government Printing-Office. 1880. Pp. 730.

The Care and Culture of Children. By Thomas S. Sozinskey, M. D., Ph. D. Philadelphia: H. C. Watts & Co. 1880. Pp. 484. $2.50.

Practical Plane Geometry and Projection. By Henry Angel. Vol. I. Text. Pp. 352. Vol. II Plates. $3.50.


The Maxim Electric Light.—Some new electric-light apparatus has been in use in this city during the past month, which carries the solution of the problem of reducing this light to a form in which it will be available for the purpose of general lighting, further than any previous devices. It consists of a new incandescent lamp, in which the main feature is the means of compensating for the waste of the carbon strip, and an appliance by which the strength of the current is automatically varied in accordance with a varying number of lamps in circuit. The lamp is in appearance much like that of Mr. Edison's, the carbon strip being, however, bent into the form of a letter M, or of a Maltese cross, instead of a simple