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tenable. This conclusion is now universally accepted, great as was the value of Maury's work in the pioneer days of meteorology.

In No. 23 it is shown that solar light has no sensible influence on combustion. This paper, as well as Nos. 16 and 17, was extensively reproduced in Europe. The same remark applies to Nos. 24 and 26, which have been already discussed.

In Nos. 25 and 39 an account is given of investigations regarding the depth, transparency, and color-tints displayed in some remarkable bodies of water.

No. 35 contains the description and discussion of some unique experiments on the propagation of vibrations through water, the source of disturbance being explosions of great violence. The results were wholly new, and attracted much attention in Europe.

In Nos. 37 and 41 the principles of capillarity are very thoroughly discussed, and illustrated by some new experiments.

Many others of these papers might be summarized, but only by exceeding the limits of a brief biographical sketch.


1. "Case of Carcinoma of the Stomach" ("New York Medical Gazette," 1842).

2. "On the Mechanism of Vomiting" ("New York Lancet," 1842).

8. "On Carcinoma in General, and Cancer of the Stomach" (ibid., 1842).

4. "On the Explanation of the Difference in Size of the Male and Female Urinary Bladder" (ibid., 1842).

5. "An Essay on the Origin of Syphilis" ("New York Journal of Medical and Collateral Sciences," 1844).

6. "Remarks on Cases of Inflamed Knee-Joint" (ibid., 1844).

7. "Extraordinary Effects of a Stroke of Lightning.—Singular Phenomena" (ibid., 1844).

8. Observations on Geophagy "(Southern Medical and Surgical Journal," 1845).

9. "Experiments illustrating the Seat of Volition in the Alligator, or Crocodilus Lucius of Cuvier. With Strictures on the Reflex Theory" ("New York Journal of Medical and Collateral Sciences," 1845 and 1846).

10. "Statistical Researches on Cancer" ("Southern Medical and Surgical Journal," 1846).

11. "On the Quarantine Regulations at Savannah, Ga." ("New York Journal of Medical and Collateral Sciences," 1846).

12. "Remarks on the Physiology of the Voice" ("Southern Medical and Surgical Journal," 1846.

13. "Dr. Bennet Dowler's Contributions to the Natural History of the Alligator" (ibid., 1847).

14. "On Sulphuric Ether" (ibid., 1847).

15. "The Philosophy of Medicine: An Address" (ibid., 1849).

16. "Observations on a Remarkable Exudation of Ice from the Stems of Vegetables, and on a Singular Protrusion of Icy Columns from Certain Kinds of Earth during Frosty Weather" ("Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science," 1850; also, "Philosophical Magazine," 1850).