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the author made in that country extended over a | tention, however, is called to the new chapter on tract of almost unexplored country, two thousand the effect of labor upon the mother and child, espemiles in length, of which he has given a full account. cially that devoted to the apparent death of the new
born infant. LAW.
Among the accidents which complicate labor will
be found a number of new considerations, in the A Treatise on the American Law of Easements and account of henorrhage and puerperal convulsions,
Sereitides. By Emory Washburn, LL.D., Bussey and of the indications to which they give rise.
A sixth part has been added, devoted exclusively
This edition contains a more detailed account of The author was induced to undertake the present version by external manipulation; and at the end work at the suggestion of members of the legal pro- will be found an appreciation of the use of anesthefession, as well as by his own convictions of the utility tics in obstetrical practice. of the undertaking. All the treatises extant upon
Numerous less important additions are scattered this subject are decidedly English in character and throughout the work: so that this, the sixth edition, in the authorities cited in them; and, as there are contains double the amount of matter in the first. scattered through the volumes of our American Reports hundreds of cases bearing directly upon
Chemistry. By William Thomas Brande, D.C.L., the subject here treated of, quite equal to the Eng
F.R.S.L.&E., and Alfred Swaine Taylor, M.D., lish in point of research and ability, it is not
F.R.S. 8vo, pp. 696. Blanchard & Lea, Philastrange that a sentiment prevailed that the Ameri- delphia. can Bar needed a convenient medium of reference
In the preparation of this volume, the intention upon a subject of so much importance as that con- has been, not to furnish a treatise on the science, tained in the volume before us. The English law but to provide the student with a plain introduction is inadequate to the wants of the profession in the to the subject. With ample materials to produce United States, on account of the difference in the two volumes in place of one, the endeavor has been condition of the two countries. The author of this studiously made to comprise in this volume a selectreatise has examined every reported case which tion of the more important facts and doctrines of bore sufficiently upon the topic under consideration modern chemistry. For the simple explanation of to warrant a reference to it as an authority. The these facts, that simple chemical language has been cases thus examined exceed a thousand in number. adopted which has found acceptance in the schools
and colleges of Great Britain, France, and Germany,
as well as in the best treatises on the science. MEDICAL
In addition to the general properties of bodies, A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Midwifery, in- there has been attached to the description of each
cluding the Diseases of Pregnancy and Parturition, substance a gummary of its most important chaand the Attentions required by the Child from Birth racters, with an account of the special test required to the Period of Weaning. By P. Cazeaux. Adopt- this book, a Manual of Practical Chemistry. As an
for its detection. The student will thus have, in ed by the Superior Council of Public Instruction, and placed, by ministerial decision, in the rank adjunct to this branch of the science, the subject of of the Classical Works designed for the use of the Practical Toxicology has been introduced in refermidwife students in the Maternity Hospital of for their detection. The chemical principles on
ence to the most important poisons and the processes Paris. Third American, from the sixth French edition, by Wm. R. Bullock, M.D. With one hun- which Photography is based have also been treated dred and forty Illustrations. 8vo, pp. 971.
of, and some practical rules have been given for the Lindsay & Blakiston, Philadelphia.
guidance of those who wish to apply their chemical This work, which has now reached its sixth edi- knowledge to this interesting art. tion, is particularly intended for the use of students been engaged in teaching chemistry in London, the
In preparing this volume, the authors, who have of medicine and midwife students, although general practitioners may also, perhaps, gain something by thirty years
, endeavored to bear in mind that a stu
one for a period of forty and the other for a period of its perusal, as it contains a condensed summary of dent in the present day has much to learn, and but a the leading principles established by the masters of short time at his disposal for the acquisition of this the art, drawn from all the works published down learning. If a medical student has before him only a to the present day. This edition has been reviewed few years for acquiring a knowledge of at least eight and corrected with all possible care. The numerous sciences, the efforts of those who contribute to the additions made in 1850 have been retained: of literature of these sciences should be directed to these may be noted the chapters devoted to the the elucidation of the most important facts and study of–1. The secretory apparatus of the genital organs ; 2. Of the structure of the ovaries, and of principles, omitting altogether those details which the human orum ; 3. Of the development of the
are either of a controversial nature or are not yet corpus luteum; 4. Of the modification undergone
established on a satisfactory basis. by the mucous membrane of the uterus at the various epochs of female life; 5. Of the decidua ;
EDUCATIONAL. 6. Of menstruation.
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result of many years' practical teaching, and seeks which are fac-similes of the principles and letters, to combine the advantages of the older with the thoroughly analyzed, as written of large size on the more modern methods of instruction. The first part blackboard; containing also useful exercises for contains the grammatical forms, with the Exercises drill on the capitals. By this means the teacher upon all the inflections, &c. The second part con- will be enabled to place perfect models before the tains an explanation of some of the more important whole class. idioms of the language. The work thus embraces Potter of Hammond's Synthetical, Analytical, and Grammar, Delectus, and Exercise-book, with Voca
Progressive System of Penmanship. In Twelve bularies, and consequently presents in one book all Numberg. Schermerhorn, Bancroft & Co., N.Y. that the beginner will require in the study of the The authors of this system have aimed to bring language.
forward a plain, simple, yet elegant business handHistory of the United States of America. Designed for writing, taught strictly in a scientific manner, upon
Schools. Extending from the Discovery of America analytical, synthetical, and progressive principles, by Columbus to the Present Time. With numerous readily comprehended and easily explained. The Maps and Engravings, together with a Notice of Ameri- copies are a compromise between the angular and can Antiquities and the Indian Tribes. By Egbert the round hand. Guernsey, A.M. 12mo, pp. 515. Illustrated First Lessons in Algebra : being an Easy Introduction with Maps and Woodcuts. Division of the His- to that Science. Designed for the Use of Academies tory, by epochs, in three parts. Part I. Disco- and Common Schools. By Ebenezer Bailey, Prinvery of America by Columbus to the Declara- cipal of the Young Ladies' High School, Boston; tion of Independence, in 1776. Part II. Declara- Author of “Young Ladies' Class Book," &c. tion of Independence to the commencement of the Revised Edition. 12mo, pp. 254. Schermerhorn, Federal Government, in 1789. Part III. Commence- Bancroft & Co., NY. ment of the Federal Government to the beginning This treatise is intended for the use of beginners. of the Southern Rebellion, in 1861. To which is It pretends to no original investigations or new appended the Constitution of the United States, discoveries. The author has endeavored to arrange
and a chart of American History. Moss, Phila. such materials as belong to the elements of algebra Nouvelle Grammaire Française, sur un Plan très- in such a manner as may render the introduction to
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snares so well adapted to entangle him, to discover | Union Foundations : A Study of American Nationwhere the truth lies, and to recover his standing, ality as a Fact of Science. By Captain E. B. Hunt, if, indeed, he had lost it, or was likely to lose it, Corps of Engineers, United States Army. 12mo, and thus to promote a return to the ark of our pp. 61. Van Nostrand, New York. safety,—the Constitution and the Union.
This work proposes to examine in the cold light The Sectional Controversy; or, Passages in the Po- constitute our Union Foundations.
of science those grand natural realities which must litical History of the United States, including the Causes of the war between the Sections. By Wil- on Liberty. By John Stuart Mill. 12mo, pp. 223. liam Chauncey Fowler, LL.D. 8vo, pp. 269.
Ticknor & Fields, Boston. Scribner, New York.
The subject of this essay is not the so-called The origin of this work was the investigation of Liberty of the Will, so unfortunately opposed to the following questions, chiefly for the satisfaction the misnamed doctrine of Philosophical Necessity. of the author. I. Is the traditionary sentiment in bat Civil or Social Liberty,—the nature and limiis favor of the Union dying out in the hearts of the of the power which can be legitimately exercised
It treats of the people of the States? II. Is the bond of union, by society over the individual. namely, the Constitution, growing weaker in the liberty of thought and discussion; of individuality, respect and confidence of politicians ? III.- As a
as one of the elements of well-being: of the limits consequence, are the States drifting along, to some
to the authority of society over the individual, &c. extent, unconsciously, towards disunion? IV. What
“In proportion as knowledge has advanced and are the causes of this alarming condition of the habits of correct thinking been diffused, men have country? V. Which section of the Union is respon which Mr. Mill has been the first to bring toge
gradually approached towards those views of liberty sible for the operation of these causes? The author bas aimed to bring distinctly into view the promi- ther in a thoroughly comprehensive spirit and to nent questions in dispute between the two sections concentrate in a single treatise all the arguments in the successive eras from the first settlement of
in their behalf.”—Buckle. the country down to the close of President Bu- The Results of Emancipation. By Augustin Cochin, chanan's administration.
Ex-Maire and Municipal Councillor of Paris.
Work crowned by the Institute of France (AcaThe Problem of American Destiny Solved by Science and History. 12mo, pp. 78. In Three Parts.
démie Française). Translated by Mary L. Booth,
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America, &c. Third Edition. trations from History. Part III. The Application.
12mo, pp. 412. Evans, New York.
With Appendix. Walker, Wise & Co., Boston. The author concludes his work thus :—“We are enthusiastic theory based on mere visionary specu
In the words of the translator, “This work is no confident that the prestige of the past and the lation, but an array of clear and well-digested earnest of the future are for us and our cause; that facts, presented in a calm, unprejudiced manner
, our nation will not be torn to pieces and sunk to and drawn from official sources to which few men the dead level of political imbecility, but will vic- could have had so full access and which few men toriously avouch the integrity of American unity, would bave studied so diligently and minutely. and gradually gain the advance in the grand march The published and unpublished papers and records of civilization, and lead the nations for hundreds of every ministry of Europe have been placed at of years to come.”
his disposal during the preparation of his work. Arbitrary Arrests in the South; or, Scenes from the In England he has had all the unpublished docu
Experience of an Alabama Unionist. By R. S. ments of the Board of Trade; and the sagacious Tharin, A.M., a Native of Charleston, S.C.; for Nassau Senior, one of the wisest counsellors of the Thirty Years a Resident of the Cotton States, and British Government, rendered him constant aid. commonly known in the West as the “ Alabama The reliability of his facts and conclusions cannot, Refugee." 12mo, pp. 245. Bradburn, New York. therefore, be contested; and in this respect the Dedicated to the “Poor White Trash” of the work is of the utmost value to the American public, South, and the “Mudsills" of the North, by their as there is no work extant in the English language Fellow-Citizen and Advocate, the Author. which sums up so fully and incontestably the prac
The reader is invited to its pages as a chapter in tical results of emancipation.” this strange rebellion, wherein he may learn how The Results of Slavery. By Augustin Cochin, Ex" Southern Rights" were respected in Alabama, in Maire and Municipal Councillor of Paris. Work the person of a non-slaveholder of that State, a crowned by the Institute of France (Académie native of South Carolina, a graduate of the College Française). Translated by Mary L. Booth, Transof Charleston, S.C., and a former law-partner of lator of Count de Gasparin's Works on America, William L. Yancey, whose only offence (the au- &c. 12mo, pp. 413. With Appendix. Walker, thor's) consisted in his being true to his oath to Wise & Co., Boston. support the Union and the Constitutions, respect- The “Results of Emancipation," by the same ively, of the United States and of Alabama.
author, constitutes the first volume of the original The Florida Exiles and the War for Slavery; or, The work, “L'Abolition de l'Esclavage.” The present
Crimes committed by our Government against the Ma- volume is the second, and is wholly distinct from its roons, who fled from South Carolina and other Slave predecessor. The translation of the first volume States, seeking Protection under Spanish Laws. By separately was done with the approbation of the Joshua R. Giddings. 12mo, pp. 338. Illustrated. author. The chapter on the United States in this Follett & Foster, N.Y.
volume was completed during the summer of 1861. The object of this work is to expose the fraud, But the author has since written a vigorous article, falsehood, treachery, and other crimes of public which brings the work to August, 1862. men, who have prostituted the powers of Govern- My Diary, North and South. By William Howard ment to the perpetration of murders at the contem- Russell. 12mo, pp. 602. T. O. H. P. Burnhan, plation of which humanity revolts. The author has Boston. designed to place before the public a faithful record The author of this work professes to present to of events appropriately falling within the purview of his readers the records of events as they were jotted the proposed history.
down in his diary at the times of their occurrence
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Each volume is distinct in itself, and contains enGrape Culture, Wines, and Wine-Making. With Notes tirely new matter, also a likeness of some distin
upon Agriculture and Horticulture. By A. Ha- guished scientific or literary man. Among the topics raszthy, Commissioner to Report on the Improve- of especial interest in the volume for this year are ment and Culture of the Vine in California. With an account of the physical constitution of the sun; numerous Illustrations. 8vo, pp. 420. With Ap- the solar spectrum; recent discoveries in Astropendices. Harpers, N.Y.
nomy; cannon, and improvements in various kinds Appendix A. Wines and their Varieties. Extracted of artillery ; photography, and inventions and disfrom John Carl Leuch's Treatise on Wines and Wine- coveries therein ; some new and interesting facts Making.–Appendix B. The Manufacture and Treat- in Philosophy, Chemistry, Meteorology, Mineralogy, ment of Wines. Extracted from same.-Appendix Geology, &c.; together with a list of recent scienC. Improvements in Wine-Making. Extracted from tific publications, obituaries of eminent scientific Dr. L. Gall's “* Directions to Improve the Quality men, &c. and Increase the Quantity of Wines; also, to make The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man; Good Wines from the Husks of Grapes.”—Appendix with Remarks on Theories of the Origin of Species D. The Vine and its Treatment. Extracted from the by Variation. By Sir Charles Lyell, F.R.S., Auwork of Ferdinand Rubens. With illustrations.
thor of " Principles of Geology," “ Elements of Appendix E. The Manufacture of Sparkling Wines. Geology," &c. Illustrated by Woodcuts. 8vo, Estracted from the work of J. Beyre. With illus- pp. 536. With Index. Second Edition, with Aptrations.- Appendix F. Drying Fruits. Extracted pendix. Childs, Philadelphia. from the work of Edward Lucas.-Appendix G. This work treats of the antiquity of man, and The Culture of the Silk-Worm. Extracted from the discusses the question of his coexistence in ancient work of Anton Ziegler, Inspector and Director of times with certain species of mammalia long since the Mulberry Culture and Silk-Worm Breeding in extinct. To this object the author has recently Bavaria.- Appendix H. The Manufacture of Potato- visited many parts of England, France, and BelStarch and Grape-Sugar. Extracted from the work gium, and has communicated with other geologists of Dr. P. W. Phillipi.—Appendix I. Beet-Sugar. who have taken part in these researches. Besides Extracted from the work of K. J. Ebert.—Appendix explaining the results of this inquiry, this work inK. The Sorgho and Imphee. Extracted from the cludes a description of the glacial formations of work of Henry S. Olcott.
Europe and North America, with the theories enIn order to attain the object of his mission, the tertained respecting their origin, and their probable author visited various parts of France, the Nether- relations in a chronological point of view to the lands, Holland, Rhenish Prussia, Bavaria, Nassau, human epoch, and why throughout a great part of Baden, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, and England. the Northern hemisphere they so often interpose This work contains extracts translated from emi- an abrupt barrier to all attempts to trace farther nent foreign authors, and reports of scientific com- back into the past the signs of the existence of man mittees. In his report to the Legislature of Cali- upon the earth. The concluding chapters contain fornia, the author says, “I was gratified to find a few remarks on the recent modifications of the that of all the countries through which I passed, Lamarckian theory of progressive development and not one possessed the same advantages that are to transmutation—which were suggested by Dr. Darbe found in California ; and I am satisfied that even win's work on “The Origin of Species"--and the if the separate advantages of these countries could bearing of this hypothesis on the different races be combined in one, it would still be surpassed by of mankind and their connection with other parts this State when its now dormant resources shall be of the animal kingdom. developed."
On the Origin of Species ; or, The Causes of the PheSorgo; or, The Northern Sugar Plant. By Isaac A. nomena of Organic Nature. A Course of Six Lec
Hedges, the Pioneer Investigator in the Northern tures to Working Men. By Thomas H. Huxley,
The object of the author is to endeavor to put This work is intended as a practical treatise before his readers in a true light the position of a adapted to the wants of persons engaged in culti- book which has been more praised and more abused, Fating and working the northern cane. The changes perhaps, than any work which has appeared for which have taken place in the development of this some years,—Mr. Darwin's work on “The Origin of important enterprise, although gradual and almost Species.” The first lecture treats of the present imperceptible, have been so great as to constitute, condition of organic nature; the second, of the by contrast, quite a new era.
past condition of organic nature; the third, the
method by which the causes of the present and past SCIENCE
conditions of organic nature are to be discovered, Annual of Scientific Discovery: or, Year-Book of the origination of living beings; the fourth, the
Facts in Science and Art for 1863. Exhibiting the perpetuation of living beings, hereditary transmismost important Discoveries and Improvements in sion, and variation ; the fifth, the conditions of exMechanics, Useful Arts, Natural Philosophy, Che istence as affecting the perpetuation of living bemistry, Astronomy, Geology, Zoology, Botany, sition of Mr. Darwin's work on “The Origin of
ings; the sixth, a critical examination of the poMineralogy, Meteorology, Geography, Antiquities,
c. Together with Notes on the Progress of Science Species,” in relation to the complete theory of the during the Year 1863, a List of Recent Scientific
causes of the phenomena of organic nature. Publications, Obituaries of Eminent Scientific Men, Observations on the Genus Unio, together with Descrip$e. Edited by David A. Wells, M., M.D., tions of New Species, their Soft Parts and EmbryAuthor of “Principles of Natural Philosophy," onic Forms, in the Family Unionidæ, and Descriptions &c. 12mo, pp. 343. With Index, and Portrait of New Genera and Species of the Melanidæ. Read of Capt. Ericsson. Gould & Lincoln, Boston. before the Academy of Natural Sciences of Phi
The present number is the thirteenth of the ladelphia, and published in their journal. By series,—the first volume having been issued in 1851. Isaac Lea, LL.D., President of the Academy of