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Rev. I.--Course of Lectures on the Physiology and Pathology of the Central Nervous System,

delivered before the Royal College of Surgeons of England, in May, 1858, by E. Brown-

SÉQUARD, M.D. Illustrated by numerous Engravings, representing the principal Experi-

ments and Pathological Cases. (From the Lancet, 1858–59.).

Rev. II.—Copy of the Statistical Report of the Health of the Royal Navy for the Year 1856.

Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, 26th July, 1858

Rev. III.—Mémoires de l'Académie Impériale de Médecine. Tomes XXI. et XXII.

Rev. IV.-On Wounds and Injuries of the Eye. By WILLIAM White COOPER, F.R.C.S.,


REV. V.-Klinik der Leberkrankheiten. Von Dr. FRIED. THEOD. FRERICHS, Professor in Breslau.

Erster Band


A Clinical Treatise on Diseases of the Liver. ' By Dr. Fried. Theod. Frerichs. Vol

. I. ib.

Rev. VI.-1. On the Prevention and Treatment of Mental Disorders. By GEORGE ROBINEON,

M.D., &c.


2. A Letter to the Right Honourable the Earl of Shaftesbury on the Laws which Regulatė

Private Lunatic Asylums; with a Comparative View of the Process “ De Lunatico

Inquirendo” in England, and the Law of “ Interdiction” in France. By Edward J.

SEYMOUR, M.D., &c.


3. What shall we do with our Lunatics? By Alfred ECCLES, F.R.C.S.


Rev. VII.-1. The Oxford Museum. By HENRY W. ACLAND. M.D., &c.


2. A Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis. By A. BEAUCHAMP NORTHCOTE, F.c.s., &c.;

and ARTHUR H. Church, F.C.S., &c.


3. A Handbook of Chemical Analysis, adapted to the Unitary Notation. Based on the

Fourth Edition of Dr. H. Will's "Anleitung zur Chemischen Analyse.' By F. T. Coning-

TON, M.A., &c.


4. A Letter to the Provost of Oriel; on a scheme for making Oxford more accessible to ib.

Medical Students generally. From C. H. PEARSON, M.A., &c.

5. A Letter to the Rector of Exeter; on some Proposed Changes in the Residence required

by the University for Degrees in Medicine. By GILBERT W. CHILD, M.B., &c.

Rev. VIII.—The Diseases of the Stomach, with an Întroduction on its Anatomy and Physio-

logy; being Lectures delivered at St. Thomas's Hospital. By William BRINTON,

M.D., &c.


Rev. IX.-Practical Midwifery: comprising an Account of 13,748 Deliveries which occurred

in the Dublin Lying-in Hospital during a period of Seven Years, commencing November,

1847. By EDWARD B. SINCLAIR, A.B.F.K. and Q.C.P., &c.; and GEORGE JOHNSTON,

M.D., &c.


Rev. X.-The Works of John Hunter

, F.R.S. ; with Notes

. Edited by JAMES F. Paimer.' Four

Vols. 8vo. Illustrated by a Volume of Plates in Quarto


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Art. I.-Sur une Fonction peu Connue du Pancréas, la Digestion des Aliments Azotés. Par



On an Almost Unknown Function of the Pancreas, the Digestion of Nitrogenous Food. By



Art. 11. –On Poisons in Relation to Medical Jurisprudence and Medicine.' By Alfred S.

Taylor, M.D., &c. Second Edition


Art. III.—Sulle Virtù Igieniche e Medicinali della Coca, e sugli Alimenti Nervosi in Generale.


On the Hygienic and Medicinal Virtues of Coca, and Tonic Articles of Diet generally. By



Art. IV.-A Treatise on Fracture

. By J. F. MalgAIGNE, Chirurgien de l'Hôpital St. Louis.

With One Hundred Illustrations. Translated from the French by J. H. PACKARD, M.D. . 111

Arr. V.-Pathology and Social Science. The Irritable Bladder: its Causes and Curative

Treatment. By Fren. JAMES GANT, M.R.C.S. Eng., &c.

ART. VI.-A Treatise on Medical Electricity, Theoretical and Practical; and its Use in the

Treatment of Paralysis, Neuralgia, and other Diseases. By J. Althaus, M.D. :

Art. VII.—1. A Manual of Medical Diagnosis; being an Analysis of the Signs and Symptoms

of Diseases. By A. W. BARCLAY, M.D., &c. Second Edition

2. Clinical Lectures on the Principles and Practice of Medicine. 'By Joun Hugues BENNETT,

M.D., &c. Third Edition


Art. VIII. - On Dislocations and Fractures

. By Joseph Maclse, Fellow of the Royal College

of Surgeons. Fasciculi V. to IX.


Art. IX.-1. Tracts of the Ladies National Association for the Diffusion of Sanitary


2. On the Hygienic Management of Infants and Children. By T. HERBERT BÅRKER,

M.D., &c.


Art. X.--A Guide to the Practical Study of Diseases of the Eye. With an Outline of their

Medical and Operative Treatment. By James Dixon, F.R.C.S., &c.


Art. XI.--Engravings of the Ganglia and Nerves of the Uterus and Heart. For the Use of

Students in Anatomy and Physiology. By ROBERT LEE, M.D., &c.


Art. XII.—1. Illustrations of Typhus Fever in Great Britain, the Result of Personal Observa-

tions made in the Summer of 1853; with some Remarks as to its Origin, Habits, Symp-

toms, and Pathology: to which is appended a brief Account of the Reappearance of

Typhus in Boston in the Winter of 1857–58. By J. Upham, M.D., &c.


2. An Essay upon the Relation of Bilious and Yellow Fever, prepared at the request of,

and read before, the Medical Society of the State of Georgia, at its Session held at Macon,

April 9th, 1856. By RICHARD D. ARNOLD, M.D., &c. .


Art. XIII.-Summary of New Publications

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JULY, 1859.


Analytical and Critical Reviews.


Course of Lectures on the Physiology and Pathology of the Central Nervous System,

delivered before the Royal College of Surgeons of England, in May, 1858, by E. Brown-ŠÉQUARD, M.D. Illustrated by numerous Engravings, representing the

principal Experiments and Pathological Cases. (From the Lancet,' 1858-59). In a Lecture delivered by Schiller at Jena in 1789, on the study of Universal History, the poet draws a striking contrast between the empiric “ or trader in science,” and the “ real philosopher” or lover of wisdom; and in no respect is that contrast more remarkable or more true, than as to the reception which each gives to new discoveries, Of the former he remarks, “ Every extension of the boundaries of the science by which Le earns his bread is regarded by him with anxiety, since it occasions him fresh labour, or renders his former labours useless ; every important innovation or discovery alarms him, for it breaks down those old school forinulæ which he had taken so much pains to acquire : it endangers the entire produce of the toil and trouble of his whole previous life.” On the other hand, “ new discoveries in the field of his activity, which depress the trader in science, enrapture the philosopher. Perhaps they fill a chasm which the growth of his ideas had rendered more wide and unseemly, or they place the last stone, the only one wanting to the completion of the structure of his ideas. But even should they shiver it into ruins,—should a new series of ideas, a new aspect of Nature, a newlydiscovered law in the physical world, overthrow the whole fabric of his knowledge, — he has always loved Truth better than his system, and gladly will be exchange an old and defective form for a new and fairer one."

We have thought it not inappropriate to call the attention of our readers to the noble sentiment we have italicized, by way of preface to the enquiry through which we purpose to conduct them, as to the merits of the most important among the numerous sets of researches carried on by one of the most distinguished experimental physiologists of our time,-namely, those investigations into the Physiology and Pathology of the Nervous System, of which M. Brown-Séquard gave an account (with

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