Huxley on Physiological Knowledge *

1877 Scientific American  
tute can be found. There are 256 ponds of from 5 to 2,000 acres each, aggregating 31,604 acres in Connecticut which contain a considerable number and variety of food ftshes although probably not a thousandth part of what this may be made to produce at a little expense of time and money. Be sides these (256) large ponds, there are a greater number of ponds of less than 5 acres each, that are in like maImer ca pable of development.-Ounnecticut Oommissloners. AN INSECT ROSE THORN. HUXLEY ON
more » ... YSIOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE. * "fast fellows;" but he also knows, from the confessional of his back office, that these men do not pretend to have derived much or any aid from them in their unlawful amours. The THE chief ground upon which I venture to recommend nation �hat trusts to the fear of bastardy to keeping its that the teaching o,f elementary physiology should form an �omen m th� P!lth of virtue, rather than to religious train -essential part of an organized course of instruction in mat mg, moral prmClples, and a knowledge of the sacred duties ters pertaining to domestic economy, is that a knowledge of of wife and ml)ther, takes a position which we should be even the elements of this subject supplies those conceptions sorry to see assumed in defence of American women and of the constitution and mode of action of the living body and one which, for ourselves, we scout and repudiate in their be-of the nature of health and disease, which prepare the mind half . -Medical and Surgical Reporter. to receive instructions from sanitary science. �_�_�� ___ �_ It is, I . t�ink, eminently desirab�e t�at the hygienist and AT a recent meeting of the San Francisco Microscopical HORSE DENTISTRY. the physlclan should find somethmg m the public mind to Society, Col. C. Mason Kinne presented some curiuus forms which they can appeal; some little stock of universally acof ins�ct life, which were obtained by Mr. Thos. F. Eyre, IT is generally believed, even among the best horsemen in knowledged truths, which may serve as a foundation for from a tree and rose-bush under the same, growing at country, that glanders is quite prevalent among horses. their warnings, and predispose towards an intelligent obedi lan, Mexico. They were mistaken by the casual observer Many a valuable animal has been killed by direction of his ence to their recommendations. for the thorns whIch are the proverbial necessary evils of owner because of an offensive discharge from the nostrils, Listening to c rdinary talk about health disease and death the sweet smellmg rose, from the fact that the thorax being which has been considered as a sure indication that the horse on � is often led to entertain a doubt whether the speake; raised into a sharp-pointed crest which had the appearance I is affected with that dreaded disease-glanders. The fact )J eheves that the course of natural causation runs as smoothly and feeling of a veritable rose thorn. Mr. Kinne remarked is, says the Worcester Spy, cases of glanders are few and far m the human body as elsewhere. Indications are too obvi that the tree -hopperEl (mem,bractdidlJJ ) furnish many varietie3 between. ous of a strong, though perhaps an unavowed and half un of this peculiar form of raised thorax, but the variegated C. D. House, the celebrated veterinary dentist, who is I c. onscious, undercurrent of opinion that the phenomena of sharp crest. curving upward and backward from the head of known by all horsebreeders and owners of nClte from the h fe are not only widely different in their superficial char_ this, gives perhaps, as beautiful an illustration as is found of Atlantic to the Mississippi, was in the city recently and I acters and in their practical importance, from other natural the genus. In the strug�le for existence which has gone on says that in all his experience he has never known of but two eve ,n ts; but that. they d o not fopow in that definite order for ages in the animal kmgdom, the "mimicry of nat.ure" cases, although he has known of hundreds of instances whlCh charactenzes the succeSSlOn of all other occurrences, plays an important part, and this little tree-hopper from its when horses have been killed because they were supposed to and the statement of which we call a law of nature. appearance and known habits, is a good example of the be affected with this disease. The whole trouble arises from Hence, I think, arises the want of heartiness of belief in
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