��THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY,
��setting forth " the exact truth as embodied iu historical and statistical facts of undeni- able authenticity."
Is Consumption contagious, and can it
BE transmitted BY MeaNS OF FoOD ?
By Herbert C. Clapp, A. M., M. D.
Boston and Providence: Otis Clapp & Son. 1881. Pp. ITS. Price, $1.25.
Considerable evidence is offered in this work tending to show that, " to a certain ex- tent, at least, and under certain conditions, consumption is contagious." This evidence is derived from incidents in the history of the disease, the statements of physicians, and special reports of twenty-five cases. The subjects of contagion in cattle, the possi- bility of the transmission of tuberculosis by means of food, and the inoculability of
tubercle, are also considered.
The Spirit of EDUCATtoN. By M. L'Abbe Amable Beesau. Translated by Mrs. E, M. McCarthy,' Syracuse: C. W. Bar- deen. Pp. 825. Price, $1.25.
This little work, by a pious French ec- clesiastic, is said to have been very popu- lar in his country. Its author is a Catholic priest, and the work is written from the point of view of the system he represents. It is endorsed by high authorities of the Church as a volume to which Catholics may Took with confidence. An interesting feat- ure of the book is its numerous extracts from the writings of eminent Catholics in past times on the subject of education. As might be expected, there is very little rec- ognition of science in the work, and no ref- erence to the more urgent of the modern questions that are agitating the public on the subject of education. It might have been written a thousand years ago.
Lectures on Electricity in its Relations TO Medicine and Surgery. By A. D. Rockwell, A. M., M. D. New York : William Wood k Co. Pp. 99. Price, $1.
These lectures deal chiefly with the prac- tical points of the subject, and give special consideration to the methods of general far- adization and central galvanization meth- ods already familiar by name to the profes- sion, but which the author thinks might be better understood and appreciated.
��The Logic of Christian Evidences. By G. Frederick Wright. Andover: Warren F. Draper. 1880. Pp. 306. Price, $1.50.
In consequence of the constant changes in the condition of the world and the lines of thought, each generation approaches the subject of the evidences of Christianity from a slightly different point of view. Hence a re-presentation of the subject, correspond- ing with the new conditions, is always in place. The author regards the power of Christianity to adjust itself in form to dif- ferent degrees of civilization, while its sub- stance remains unchangeable, as in fact one of the evidence? ; for the power is a conse- quence of its spiritual nature, and of its in- dependence of transitory phases of intel- lectual and social development. The aim of this treatise is to bring into view the exter- nal and the internal evidences of Christianity as they now stand, and as they appear when compared with the evidences on which the beliefs of science are based.
First German Book, after the Natural or Pestalgzzian Method, for Schools and Home Instruction. By James H. Wor- man, a. M. New York and Chicago: A. S. Barnes & Co. Pp. 63. Price, 35 cents.
This book is intended for beginners wishing to learn the spoken language of Germany, which is taught in it by direct appeal to illustrations of the objects men- tioned, and without the use of English. The author has designed in it to present in a few pages all the essentials of German grammai' so as to make their mastery easy, and pre- pare the student, after going through it, to enter upon the study of the more I'ccondite, complicated, and irregular principles of the language.
Torn Paine on Trial, and the Infidels in Court. Brooklyn : D. S. Ilohnes. Pp.87. Price, 25 cents.
On Statical Electro-Tlierapentics, or Treat- ment of Dis^easi! by Franklinism. By W. J. Morton, M. D. New York. 1S81. Pp. 28.
Trances and Trancoidal States in the Lower Animals. By George M. Beard, A.M., M. D. 1881. Pp. 17.
Ohpcrvations on Jnpiter. By L. Trouvelot. Pp. 23.
On the Geographical Distrihution of the Tn- dicennus Plants of F^urope and the Northeast United States. By .loseph F. James. 1881. Pp- 18.