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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

The Bacteriological World and Modern Medicine, formed by the fusion of the two journals whose united names it bears, issued the first number of its new series in November, 1891. It is edited by Paul Paquin, M. D., and J. H. Kellogg, M. D., with a large staff of collaborators (Battle Creek, Mich. $2 a year). Among the contents of the three numbers before us are continued articles on Influence of the Continuous Current on Microbes, by MM. Apostoli and Laguerrière, with illustrations; The Influence of Dress in producing the Physical Decadence of American Women, by J. H. Kellogg, M. D., illustrated with pneumographic tracings, outlines of natural and constricted forms, etc.; Lessons in Bacteriology, by Paul Paquin, M. D.; and The Application of the Microscope in Medical, Medico-legal, and Legal Difficulties, by Frederick Gaertner, M. D. There are also shorter articles, notes, reviews, editorials, etc. The journal has as a department the bulletins of the Medical and Surgical Sanitarium, and of the Laboratory of Hygiene connected with it. In addition to the other illustrations, each number contains one or two colored plates.

A History of Circumcision has been published by P. C. Remondino, M. D. (F. A. Davis, $1.25 and 50 cents), extending from the earliest times to the present. The author describes the Hebraic and other modes of performing this operation, and argues strongly in favor of the practice, setting forth a great many annoyances and diseases to which the presence of the prepuce contributes, both in early and in later life. The book contains also descriptions of infibulation, muzzling, and other operations that have been practiced on the prepuce, and histories of castration, eunuchism, hermaphrodism, and hypospadias. The work gives abundant evidence of having been carefully prepared, and can not fail to be of service to the surgeon. It contains much information, moreover, that would benefit lay readers, and the author's declared intention of making the volume "readable" has been very successfully carried out. Over a hundred notes to the text, a list of works quoted, and an index are appended; there are also two illustrations, one of Hebraic and the other of Egyptian circumcision.

 


PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.

Allen, Harrison, M. D., University of Pennsylvania. Addresses on Anatomy. Pp. 19.

Ayer, N. W. & Son, Philadelphia. Calendar for 1892.

Bacon. Benjamin Wisner. The Genesis of Genesis. Hartford: The Student Publishing Co. Pp. 352. $2.50.

Ballance, George A., and Edmunds, Walter. The Ligation of the Great Arteries in Continuity. Macmillan & Co. Pp. 568. $10.

Black, George Ashton. History of Municipal Ownership of Land on Manhattan Island. New York: University Faculty of Political Science. Pp. 83, with Plates. 50 cents.

Brockney, Frederick J., M. D. Essentials of Medical Physics. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders. Pp. 330. $1.

Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Astronomical Hand-book for 1892. Pp. 38. 20 cents.

Coltmar, Robert. The Chinese. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis. Pp. 212. With Plates.

Columbia College. New York. Statement of the Committee on Site. Pp. 9.

Comstock. Theodore B. Report on the Geology and Mineral Resources of the Central Mineral Legion of Texas. Pp. 128. With Maps.

Davis, N. S., Jr., M. D. Consumption. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis. Pp. 148. 75 cents.

Draper, Andrew S. Thirty-eighth Report as State Superintendent of Public Instruction of New York. Pp. 60.—Points in Favor of the Township System of Schools. Pp. 4.—Address to New York State Teachers' Association. Pp. 22.—American Schools for American Citizenship. Pp. 37.

Engineering News, New York. Manual of American Water Works. Pp. 384.

Flower, William Henry. The Horse. Modern Science Series. D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 204. $1.

Flügel, Ewald. Thomas Carlyle's Moral and Religious Development. New York: N. L. Holbrook & Co. Pp. 140.

Glazier, Williard. Source of the Mississippi. Broad sheet.

Gordon. H. L. The Feast of the Virgins, and other Poems. Chicago: Laird & Lee. Pp. 366, with Plates.

Gorton. Rev. James. Sharpsville, Pa. The Sabbath Question and the World's Fair. Pp. 16.

Greer, Henry. Recent Advances in Electricity. Pp. 55.

Hale, George E. Recent Results in Solar Prominence Photography. Pp. 9.

Hastings. C. W. Chicago. Chart of the Elements and Proportions of Soaring Flight. 75 cents.

Ives. J. E. Philadelphia. Reptiles and Batrachians from Northern Yucatan and Mexico. Pp. 6.

James, William. Psychology. New York: Henry Holt & Co. Pp. 479.

Japan Journal of the College of Science, Imperial University. Volume II. Part I. Pp. 130, with Plates.

Jastrow Joseph. The Natural History of Analogy (Anthropological Address, A. A. A. S.) Pp. 23.

Keen, W. W.. M. D . Philadelphia. Congenital Tumors of the Head and Spine.

Ledger, Public, Philadelphia. Almanac for 1892. Pp. 73.

Le Favre, Carrica. Delsartian Physical Culture. New York: Fowler & Wells Co. Pp 108. 25 cents.

Marine Biological Laboratory. Fourth Annual Report. Boston. Pp. 40.

Merrill, Frederick J. H. Quaternary Geology of the Hudson River Valley. Pp. 54.

Mills. Charles, M. D. and Keen, W. W., M. D. Jacksonian Epilepsy, etc. Pp. 13.