THE scientific bureaus of the government in Washington are conducting investigations on a scale and of a degree of merit not fully appreciated by the public because so little is known about them. The Imperial Institution known as the Reichsanstalt in Charlottenburg, a suburb of Berlin, has acquired international fame; and the National Physical Laboratory at Teddington in the environs of London is nearly as famous as a government institution of research.
AS a subject of general rather than of technical interest appropriate to this occasion, I propose to present a brief historical survey and some considerations relating to the development of internal medicine. One of the primitive tendencies of human nature is the development and employment of procedures aiming at the relief of personal ailments and injuries.
SCIENCE is usually defined as a classified body of knowledge; but this definition implies a completeness in our knowledge which the present discussion can not assume. In considering the effects of science on social progress, it will be necessary to go back of the advanced stage of scientific thought and take account of positive knowledge in its beginnings, before it assumed the classified form.
TO the casual observer the heavenly bodies may seem isolated; but careful study will show how closely connected they are. Not only are they much alike in composition, but across the vast gulfs separating them they hold constant intercourse.
THE PURPOSE AND SOME PRINCIPLES OF SYSTEMATIC ZOOLOGY
HUBERT LYMAN CLARK
SOME months ago, I had the opportunity of examining at my leisure an unpublished manuscript, dealing with a group of animals with which my own studies have made me familiar. At the same time, I had occasion to consult in connection with my work two publications, by different authors, concerning related, though not identical groups of animals.
IN the older regions of the country the scarcity of animals and birds has been noticed and studied for a long time, but many persons are unaware of the rapid decrease in bird and animal life in recent years. From the timbered regions of the far west, that region which was thought to contain inexhaustible supplies of game of all description, we are constantly hearing such queries as; “What has become of our Rocky Mountain goats and sheep, which were once so conspicuous on the cliffs of the Rockies?
FOOD PREPARATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF EFFICIENT PERSONALITY IN THE HOME1
1. THE NEED OF EDUCATED HOMEMAKERS
2. HOME METHODS OF DEVELOPING PERSONALITY
3. A PREVENTION FOR DIVORCE
LAURA CLARKE ROCKWOOD
THE main purpose of this paper is to show something of the manner in which woman’s work in the home in regulating and arranging the diet of her family may help or hinder their harmonious vital, mental, moral and social development as well as her own, through her ability or inability to make use of the accumulated knowledge of conditions necessary for human welfare.
IN the course of his essay on emancipation—black and white—written at the close of our civil war, Huxley says that with few exceptions the ideal of womanhood in his generation seemed to oscillate between Clärchen, on the one hand, and Beatrice, on the other.
IF one should see in a story the statement that a floating island 100 feet square, upon which were growing trees thirty feet in height, was used by the hero as a place of refuge, and that the island traveled 1,000 miles out to sea, he would probably accuse the author of an abuse of the imagination.
PROFESSOR WHITMAN AND THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY
THE AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY
AT the annual meeting of the corporation of the Marine Biological Laboratory held at Woods Hole in August, resolutions were adopted recording the obligation of the laboratory to the great man who more than any other was responsible for making it what it is, and after the adjournment of the meeting the trustees and members of the corporation visited the quiet graveyard by the sea where lies the body of Charles Otis Whitman.