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Mr. A. D. Bartlett on the Habits of the Aye-aye living in the Gardens of

the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, London 103

Dr. Gilbert W. Child on Marriages of Consanguinity 104

Dr. Cleland on Ribs and Transverse Processes, with special relation to the

Theory of the Vertebrate Skeleton 105

Dr. Collingwood on Geoffiroy St.-Hilaire's Distinction between Catarrhine

and Platyrrhine Quadrumana 106

Dr. J. E. Gray on the Change of Form of the Head of Crocodiles; and on

the Crocodiles of India and Africa 100

Rev. T. Hincks on the Production of similar Medusoids by certain Hydroid

Polypes belonging to different Genera 107

Mr. J. Gwyn Jeffreys on a Species of Limopsu, now living in the British

Seas; with Remarks on the Genus 108

on a Specimen of Astarte compressa having its Hinge-

teeth reversed 108

Professor W. King on some Objects of Natural History lately obtained from the

Bottom of the Atlantic 108

Mr. John Lubbock on Spfueridaria Botnbi 109

■ on two Aquatic Hymenoptera 110

Rev. W. N. Molesworth on the Influence of Changes in the Conditions of

Existence in Modifying Species and Varieties Ill

Professor R. Owen on the Characters of the Aye-aye, as a test of the

Lamarckian and Darwinian Hypothesis of the Transmutation and Origin of

Spocies 114

on the Zoological Significance of the Cerebral and Pedial

Characters of Man 110

on the Homologies of the Bones of the Head of the Poly-

pterus ntiotictts 118

Sir J. Richardson on Zoological Provinces 118

Professor Rolleston on certain Modifications in the Structures of Diving

Animals 118

Mr. James Samuelson's recent Experiments on Heterogenesis, or Spontaneous

Generation 110


Mr. Isaac Ashe on the Function of the Auricular Appendix of the Heart .. 120

————— on the Function of the Oblique Muscles of the Eye 120

Mr. Thomas Ashworth on the Scientific Cultivation of Salmon Fisheries .. 121

Professor Beale, an Attempt to show that every living Structure consists of

Matter which is the Seat of Vital Actions, and Matter in which Physical

and Chemical Changes alone take place 122

Dr. John Davy on the Coloured Fluid or Blood of the Common Earthworm

(Lumbricus terrestris) 124

■ on the Vitality of Fishes, as tested by Increase of Tem-

perature 125

on the Question whether the Oxide of Arsenic, taken in very

minute quantities for a long period, is Injurious to Man 125

on the Coagulation of the Blood in relation to its Cnuse 125

Mr. James Dowie on the Loss of Muscular Power arising from the ordi-

nary Foot-clothing now worn, and on the Means required to obviate this

Loss 125

Mr. Robert Garner on Pearls; their Parasitic Origin 120

on an Albino Variety of Crab; with some Observations

on Crustaceans, and on the Effect of Light 126

on the Skull-sutures in connexion with the Superficies

of the Brain 126

Dr. George D. Gibb on the Physiological Effects of the Bromide of Ammo-

nium 128

on the Normal Position of the Epiglottis as determined

by the Laryngoscope 128

Dr. George Iiarley on Secret Poisoning 129

Mr. James Iiinton's Suggestions towards a Physiological Classification of

Animals 130

Dr. Charlk8 Kidd on Simple Syncope as a Coincident in Chloroform Aqci-

dents 130

Mr. J. W. Osborne's Observations made at Sea on the Motion of the Vessel

with reference to Sea-Sickness 133

Mr. T. Reynolds on Tobacco in relation to Physiology 134

Dr. George Robinson on the Study of the Circulation of the Blood 134

Professor Rolleston on the Difference of Behaviour exhibited by Inuline and

ordinary Starch when treated with Salivary Diastase and other converting

Agents 135

Dr. Edward Smith on Tobacco-Smoking: its effects upon Pulsation 135


Sir R. Alcock on the Civilization of Japan 136

Professor Ansted on the Climate of the Channel Islands 138

Dr. Charles T. Beke's Journey to Harran in Padan-Aram, and thence over

Mount Gilead into the Promised Land 141

Rev. T. G. Bonney on the Geography of Mont Pelvoux, in Dauphine" 143

Mr. J. Crawfurd on Colour as a Test of the Races of Man 143

on Language as a Test of the Races of Man 144

Mr. Robert Dunn on the Psychological Differences which exist among the

Typical Races of Man 144

M. Jules Gerard's Exploration dans rAfrique centrale, de Serre-Leone a

Alger, par Timbuctu 146

Dr. Livingstone, a Letter from, communicated by Sir Roderick Murchison . 140

Mr. W. Mathews, jun., on Serious Inaccuracies in the Great Survey of the

Alps, south of Mont Blanc, as issued by the Government of Sardinia 147

Rev. Dr. Mill's Decipherment of the Phoenician Inscription on the Newton

Stone, Aberdeenshire 14"

Signor Pierotti on Recent Notices of the Rechabites 147

Chevalier Ignazio Villa on Terrestrial Planispheres 148

Mr. Alfred R. Wallace on the Trade of the Eastern Archipelago with New

Guinea and its Islands 148

Mr. Thomas Wright on the Human Remains found in the course of the Ex-

cavations at Wroxeter 149


Mr. J. C. Buckmaster on the Progress of Instruction in Elementary Science

among the Industrial Classes under the Science Minutes of the Department

of Science and Art 150

Mr. David Chadwick on the Cotton Famine, and the Substitutes for Cotton 150

Rev. G. Fisher on the Numerical Mode of estimating Educational Qualifica-

tions, as pursued at the Greenwich Hospital School 153

Mr. James Heywood on Endowed Education and Oxford and Cambridge Fel-

lowships 153

Mr. Edwin Hill on the Prevention of Crime 154

Mr. W. S. Jevojjs on the Study of Periodic Commercial Fluctuations 157

, Notice of a General Mathematical Theory of Political Eco-

nomy 158

Mr. Henry Dunning Macleod on the Definition and Nature of the Science

of Political Economy 159

Mr. Herman Merivale on the Utility of Colonization 161

Rev. W. N. Molesworth on the Training and Instruction of the Unemployed

in the Manufacturing Districts during the present Crisis 162

Mr. Frederick Purdy on Local Taxation and Real Property 162

on the Pauperism and Mortality of Lancashire .... 165

Mr. Henry Roberts, Statistics showing the Increased Circulation of a Pure

and Instructive Literature adapted to the Capacities and the Means of the

Labouring Population 172

Dr. Edward Smith, Statistical Inquiry into the Prevalence of numerous

Conditions affecting the Constitution in 1000 Consumptive Persons 174

Mr. W. T. Thornton on the Income Tax 175

Mr. Charles M. Willich on Expectation of Life 178


Address of William Fairdairn, Esq., LL.D., F.R.S., President of the Section 178

Mr. E. E. Allen on the Importance of Economizing Fuel in Iron-plated

Ships 182

Professor D. T. Ansted on Artificial Stones 183

Mr. Charles Atherton on Unsinkable Ships 183

Mr. John Coryton on Vertical-Wave-Line Ships, Self-Reefing Sails, and

Guide-Propeller 184

Dr. F. Grimaldi on a New Marine Boiler for generating Steam of High Pres-

sure 186

Mr. J. Sewell on the Prevention of Railway Accidents 186

Mr. W. Thorold on the Failure of the Sluice in Fens, and on the Means of

securing such Sluices against a similar Contingency ■. ... 186

Mr. L. Williamson on the Merits of Wooden and Iron Ships, with regard to

cost of repairs and security for life , 187




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