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LITERARY NOTICES.

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��sociate editors, and among the other writers are Olive Thome Miller, Catherine Owen, Lucy C. Lillie, Margaret E. Sangster, and Rose Terry Cooke. The paper and printing of the magazine are of excellent quality, and the illustrations are numerous and have a very pleasing effect.

Garden and Forest : a Journal of Horti- culture, Landscape Art, and Forestry. Conducted by Prof. Charles S. Sargent. Published weekly. New York : The Gar- den and Forest Publishing Company. Price, 10 cents a number; $4 a year. With its last number for 1888, "Gar- den and Forest" closes its first volume, which began with the issue for February 29th. This journal, at its first appearance, took rank as a thoroughly competent and pro- gressive representative of the arts to which it is devoted, and this character has been ably maintained. A glance at the index of Volume I shows that an immense variety of plants has been described, and a large num- ber of other subjects has been treated in the forty-four numbers that have already ap- peared. " Garden and Forest " is not a flo- rists' and nurserymen's trade-journal, but, while giving the dealers in flowers and trees, and also the fruit-growers, much scientific information of value to them, it has an in- terest also for the botanist, and for hira who has the arrangement of public or private grounds. The departments represented in each issue are : editorials, English corre- spondence, new or little-known plants (illus- trated), cultural department, the forest, cor- respondence, recent publications, and notes. Other subjects which have been given a place from time to time are : horticultural exhibi- tions and conventions, entomology, and the management of public parks. Each num- ber contains three or four illustrations, one being always a portrait of some unfamiliar but valuable plant. Among the writers for this journal besides the editor, who is Di- rector of the Arnold Arboretum and Pro- fessor of Arboriculture in Harvard College, are W. G. Farlow, Sereno Watson, B. E. Fernow, C. G. Pringle, C. C. Abbott, and William Falconer in this country, and W. Watson, George Nicholson, and W. Goldring in England. It is seldom that a periodical appears which is so well deserving of a long and prosperous life as " Garden and Forest." VOL. XXXIV.— 45

��The most extended paper in No. 2, Vol. II, of the Journal of Morpholoc/y^ is " On the Development of Manicina Arcolata^ by Henry V. Wilson, Fellow of the Johns Hop- kins University. It is the result of study of these corals in the spring of 1887 at the ma- rine laboratory of the university, which was then stationed on the island of New Provi- dence, Bahamas, supplemented by investiga- tions made at the biological laboratory in Baltimore. The text is illustrated with seven plates. R. W. Shufeldt, M. D., contributes two monographs: the first being "Further Studies on Grammicolcpis Brackiusculus, Poey," a fish of which only one specimen is known to naturahsts; and the other being " On the Aflinities of Aphriza Vir^ata," the popular name of which is the surf -bird. Both these papers deal with the osteology of the subjects. The former is accompanied by fourteen woodcuts and the latter by a plate. " The Structure and Development of the Visual Area in the Trilobite, Phacops Rana, Green," is described by John M. Clarke, with a plate ; and Prof. E. D. Cope has a paper in this number entitled " On the Relations of the Hyoid and Otic Elements of the Skeleton in the Batrachia," with three plates.

In Tlie Journal of Physiology, Vol. IX, No. 4 (Cambridge, England, Scientific In- strument Company), J. S. Haldane, M. A., M. B., presents a brief account of investiga- tions on " The Elimination of Aromatic Bodies in Fever." There is another brief paper by Vincent D. Harris, M. D., and Howard H. Tooth, M. D., " On the Relations of Micro-organisms to Pancreatic (Proteo- lytic) Digestion " ; and a " Note on the Elas- ticity Curve of Animal Tissues," by Charles S. Roy, M. D., F. R. S., with a plate. The most extended paper in this number is " On the Nature of Fibrin-Ferment," by Prof. W. D. Halliburton, M. D., who states, as the principal result of his researches in this di- rection, that " the fibrin-ferment, whether it be prepared by Schmidt's or Gamgee's meth- od, is a globulin derived from the disintegra- tion of the white blood-corpuscles and iden- tical with a proteid I have previously named cell-globulin, which is the principal proteid contained in the cells of lymphatic glands." This number contains also a communication on " Some Points in the Physiology of Gland

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