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How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs
THE title of this book is perhaps somewhat misleading, for much the greater part of it is occupied by a clear and scholarly account of the general history of the Near East during the period betweenExpand
Traité de l'astrolabe
THERE are not a few treatises, old and new, that concern themselves with that ancient and beautiful instrument, the astrolabe ; but few, if any, are of use to the student or collector possessing anExpand
The Naming of the Telescope
DR. E. ROSEN has written a remarkably lively little book the conclusion of which is that the term ‘telesocope’ was originally devised by John Demisiani of Cephalonia, and made public by FrederickExpand
Mr. G. H. Gabb
GEORGE HUGH GABB, who loved to style himself the ‘Father of the Scientific Antiquaries', died on August 11, aged eighty years. He was educated at Bishops Hatfield School and later studied chemistryExpand
St. Jerome and Vitamin A
The following passage, taken from St. Jerome's “Life of St. Hilarion”, appears to be the earliest account of the etiology, symptoms and cure of severe vitamin A deficiency. Expand
The Scientific World-Outlook
The scientific world-outlook is something quite different from natural science. The word “science” in its legitimate modern usage represents both a kind of knowledge and the method of obtaining thatExpand
Early Record of Temperature-Control in Distillation
WE have recently published a study1 of Johannes Banfi Hunyades (1576–1650), a Hungarian who about 1645 was professor of hermetic philosophy and mathematics at Gresham College, London.
Dr. F. W. Pavy, F.R.S.
ON September 19 the death occurred of Dr. Frederick William Pavy, F.R.S., in his eighty-third year. Dr. Pavy was born in Wiltshire in May, 1829, and was educated at Merchant Taylors' School. HeExpand