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The most remarkable change, shown in Table II., is that of Germany, which passed from the fourth place in 1789 to the first place in 1869, and nearly quadrupled its percentage of membership during that time. The diminution of membership in France is almost equally striking, while the change in Great Britain is slight. The four countries grouped in the last line but two and the corresponding differences are: Germany, ${\displaystyle {{\ce {+}}}}$ 19; United States, ${\displaystyle {{\ce {+}}}}$ 7; Austria, ${\displaystyle {{\ce {+}}}}$6; Scandinavia, ${\displaystyle {{\ce {+}}}}$ 4. The increase in Austria is largely due to recent membership in the Prussian Academy, as shown in Table I., and is perhaps