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ELECTRICITY AND MATTER. By Joseph John Thomson, D.sc., LL.D., PH.D.,
F.R.s., Fellow of Trinity College and Carendish Professor of Experimental Physics,
Cambridge University. (Fourth printing.)
S. SHERRINGTON, D.sc., M.D., Hon. LL.D. TOR., F.R.S., Holt Professor of Physiology,
University of Liverpool. (Sixth printing.)
F.R.S., Macdonald Professor of Physics, McGill University. (Second printing.)
DYNAMICS TO CHEMISTRY. By Dr. WalTER NERNST, Professor and
Director of the Institute of Physical Chemistry in the University of Berlin. PROBLEMS OF GENETICS. By William Bateson, M.A., F.R.s., Director of the
John Innes Horticultural Institution, Merton Park, Surrey, England. (Second
printing.) STELLAR MOTIONS. With Special Reference to Motions Determined by Means
of the Spectrograph. By William WallACE CAMPBELL, sc.D., LL.D., Director of
the Lick Observatory, University of California. (Second printing.) THEORIES OF SOLUTIONS. By SVANTE ARRHENIUS, PH.D., sc.D., M.D., Director
of the Physico-Chemical Department of the Nobel Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
(Third printing.) IRRITABILITY. A Physiological Analysis of the General Effect of Stimuli in
Living Substances. By MAX VERWORN, M.D., Ph.D., Professor at Bonn Physio
logical Institute. (Second printing.) PROBLEMS OF AMERICAN GEOLOGY. By William North Rice, FRANK D.
Adams, ARTHUR P. COLEMAN, CHARLES D. WALCOTT, WALDEMAR LINDGREN,
FREDERICK LESLIE RANSOME, AND William D. MATTHEW. (Second printing.) THE PROBLEM OF VOLCANISM. By Joseph Paxson Iddings, PH.B., sc.D.
(Second printing.) ORGANISM AND ENVIRONMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE PHYSI
OLOGY OF BREATHING. By John Scott HalDANE, M.D., LL.D., F.R.S.,
Fellow of New College, Oxford University. (Second printing.)
American Journal of Science 1818-1918. By EDWARD SALISBURY DANA, CHARLES
M.D., F.R.s. (Second printing.)
Fellow of New College, Oxford; Honorary Professor, Birmingham University.
A SERIES OF LECTURES DELIVERED AT
YALE UNIVERSITY ON THE SILLIMAN
FOUNDATION IN APRIL, 1913
Sir WILLIAM OSLER, Bart., M.D., F.R.S.
THE SILLIMAN FOUNDATION
N the year 1883 a legacy of eighty thousand dollars was left to the President and Fellows of Yale College in the city of New Haven,
to be held in trust, as a gift from her children, in memory of their beloved and honored mother, Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman.
On this foundation Yale College was requested and directed to establish an annual course of lectures designed to illustrate the presence and providence, the wisdom and goodness of God, as manifested in the natural and moral world. These were to be designated as the Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman Memorial Lectures. It was the belief of the testator that any orderly presentation of the facts of nature or history contributed to the end of this foundation more effectively than any attempt to emphasize the elements of doctrine or of creed; and he therefore provided that lectures on dogmatic or polemical theology should be excluded from the scope of this foundation, and that the subjects should be selected rather from the domains of natural science and history, giving special prominence to astronomy, chemistry, geology and anatomy.
It was further directed that each annual course should be made the basis of a volume to form part of a series constituting a memorial to Mrs. Silliman. The memorial fund came into the possession of the Corporation of Yale University in the year 1901; and the present volume constitutes the tenth of the series of memorial lectures.