Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 43
Taylor & Francis, 1888
Obituary notices of deceased fellows were included in v. 7-64; v. 75 is made up of "obituaries of deceased fellows, chiefly for the period 1898-1904, with a general index to previous obituary notices"; the notices have been continued in subsequent volumes as follows: v. 78a, 79b, 80a-b- 86a-b, 87a 88a-b.
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Page 533 - Chamberlaine, the founder of the " Society for the relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical men in London and its Vicinity.
Page 333 - Bullettino di Bibliografia e di Storia delle Scienze Matematiche e Fisiche Tomo XXIII, Maggio 1885. Roma. Total 28. . ' • Mr. RE Kingsford, MA, read a paper on "The Campaign of 1815.
Page 127 - ... with a meteorite glowing in a denser one also given off by itself when more highly heated. Further, it has been seen that the nebula spectrum was exactly reproduced in the comets of 1866 and 1867, when away from the sun. As the collision of meteorites is accepted for the explanation of the phenomena in one case, it must, faute de mieux, be accepted for the other.
Page 146 - I. All self-luminous bodies in the celestial spaces are composed of meteorites, or masses of meteoritic vapour produced by heat brought about by condensation of meteor-swarms due to gravity. II. The spectra of all bodies depend upon the heat of the meteorites, produced by collisions, and the average space between the meteorites in the swarm, or in the case of consolidated swarms upon the time which has elapsed since complete vaporization.
Page 102 - ... it is generally admitted that all the evidence that has been acquired, on lines of inquiry until recently followed, has failed to solve the problem. During the last few years, however, the discussion has assumed a somewhat different aspect. The question still is, whether free nitrogen is an important source of the nitrogen of vegetation generally, but especially of the...
Page 232 - On the Distribution of Strain in the Earth's Crust resulting from Secular Cooling; with special reference to the growth of continents and the formation of mountain chains.
Page 85 - That by inoculating this substance upon the brain of another animal by trephining, infection follows much more quickly and certainly than by subcutaneous inoculation. (3) That rabies, however produced, in both dogs and rabbits, is essentially a paralytic affection, — the same disease in both animals; and that there is no constant distinction between the so-termed "dumb" and "furious
Page 184 - ... information on the phenomena related to that most remarkable volcanic explosion has been collected and digested, different branches of the inquiry having been taken up by different members of the Committee. An estimate has been made of the cost of publication of the Report, and the Council has decided that it should be published as a separate work, and has voted the sum required for publication. The printing of the volume is now far advanced, and in a very few weeks it will in all probability...
Page 149 - In recorded time there has been no such thing as a world on fire, or the collision of masses of matter as large as the earth, to say nothing of masses as large as the sun ; but the known distribution of meteorites throughout space indicates that such collisions form an integral part of the economy of nature.
Page 103 - London for 1889, state their conclusions as to the sources of the nitrogen in the plant as follows : In our earlier papers we had concluded that, excepting the small amount of combined nitrogen coming down in rain and the minor aqueous deposits from the atmosphere, the nitrogen source of crops was the stores within the soil and subsoil, whether from previous accumulations or from recent manuring. * * * With the Graininese it was concluded that most, if not all, of their nitrogen was taken up as nitric...