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Liatris odoratissima. Introduced by the late Mr. Fraser, of Sloanesquare, from North America. This intrepid and zealous traveller has at last sunk under the infirmities induced by his laborious exertions in the acquisition of new plants. Its value consists in the fragrance of the dried foliage, exactly resembling that of the Tonquin bean, and equally durable. Being a native of South Carolina, our summers seem to have too little sun to bring it into flower. The drawing was made from a specimen which bloomed in Mr. Lamberi's stove at Boyton. As a fowering plant, it is not superior to our common hemp agrimony, which it somewhat resembles ; but if it should thrive well in the open air, and produce its foliage freely, it will prove, a very valuable acquisition.
Peliosanthes humilis ; a diminutive species from Mr. Evans's collec. tion, native of Pinang.
Celosia cernua ; a new species, introduced from the East Indies by Dr. Roxburgh. It is a very ornamental annual, and may be raised with our Cockscombs and Balsams. To the former it has a near affinity, but is more elegant in its growth.
Ipomæa insignis. This most splendid bindweed has been for some years cultivated in the stove of Mr. Benyon, at Englefield, where it extends over the trellis work for about thirty feet, producing numerous bunches of large bell-shaped flowers, of a purplish colour, with a dark centre. Its native country and time of introduction are totally unknown. We have been informed that it was long erroneously supposed to be the West Indian yam. .
The second part of the tenth volume of the Transactions of the Lin. næan Society is just published.
NATURALIST'S MONTHLY REPORT.
Emblem of life! ses changeful April sail
In varying vest along the shadowy skies,
Now bidding summer's softest zephyrs rise,
- On the 1st of the month the wind was south-east; on the 2d westerly ; on the 3d north-west, and afterwards south-west ; on the 4th and 5th easterly ; on the 6th east, and south-east; on the 7th northeast ; on the 8th and 9th easterly; on the 10th variable ; from the 11th to the 16th westerly ; in the afternoon of the 17th south ; on the 18th west ; on the 19th south-east, and afterwards south-west ; on the 20th and 21st southerly; on the 22d south-east; on the 23d and 24in south. west ; on the 25th variable ; on the 26th and 27th westerly; on the 28th south, and south-west ; and on the 29th and 30th westerly.
There have been very few stormy days during the present month. On the 12th we had strong winds ; in the morning of the 19th fresh gales, and in the following night a heavy squall with rain. The night of the 20th was also squally; and the morning of the 29th stormy, We had rain, more or less, on the 4th, 6th, 7th., 10th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 28th, 29th, and 30th.
April 3d. This was a beautifully bright and warm day. The bloom buds upon the fruit trees have been considerably enlarged within the last few days, and promise a great profusion of blossom.
April 4th. Fine, gentle rain Dearly the whole day.
April 6th. Some of the swallow tribe are arrived. Three or four were seen flying about bear the surface of the river, apparently in pursuit of insects. The great body of swallows and martins will not, however, make their appearance probably in much less than a week from this time.
In the nights of the 7th, Sth, and 9th, we had very sharp frosts, which will tend greatly to check the progress of vegetation. It may be fortunate for the ensuing fruit season that very little indeed of the bloom is yet expanded. · April 1lth. Gudgeons spawn.
April 13th. The cuckoo-flower (cardamina pratensis), wall-flower (cheiranthus cheiri), dog's mercury (mercurialis perennis), wild straw. berry (fragaria vesca), cowslip (primula veris), ground ivy (glecoma hederacea), red nettle (pedicularis sylvatica), and harebell (Scilla na. tans of Smith) are now in flower.
April 17th. The cherry-tree is in bloom. Gooseberry and currant trees are in full leaf, as are likewise the elder and lime. The leaves of the hazel, and the sloe and hawthorn appear. The swallows and martins are all arrived.
April 18th. The mountain ash is in leaf.
April 19th. Apple-trees are in bloom. Young rooks are heard, and the titlark sings.
April 20th. The hedges are beginning to appear green. The flower-buds of the hawthorn are seen.
April 21st. There was much lightning in the night.
April 23d. This was a fine and hot day, in every respect like what we have in the middle of summer, the want of verdure and foliage excepted. Flesh-flies buzz about; and the common house-flies are nearly as numerous as in the suinmer.
The flowers of sheep's sorrel (rumex acetosella), and ribwort plantain (plantago lanceolata), colour all the dry sandy pastures..
Germander speedwell (veronica chamedrys), procumbent speedwell (agrestis), sweet-scented vernal.grass (anthoxanthum odoratum), clammy mouse-ear (cerastium viscosum), upright pearlwort (sagina erecta), and soft-leaved crane’sbill (geranium molle) are in flower. · Elater cinereus, and several species of moths of the subdivision tinca, appear. Female wasps, also, now fly about. · April 25th. Hedge roses are in leaf. The May.fly, and some species of phryganea have issued from their chrysalids.
Perch have retired to the smooth waters to spawn among the weeds.
April 28th. So powerful were the sun-beams in the middle of this day, that sheep were compelled to retire into the shade.
April 30th. Cock-chaffers fly in the evening.
There has been much rain in the country westward of us. The rivers are muddy, and in some places out of their banks.
11th. Lightning in the evening from the North.
20th. Lightning in the South, with distant thunder at nine in the evening. Thunder storm in the night with heavy rain.
22d. Thunder storm from the South, passing over the metropolis, and fall. ing heavy on the city near St. Paul's. Reports of damage done by this storm. A gentleman ascending Highgate Hill was struck from his horse by the lightning. Distant thunder had been heard during the day.
26th. Lightning in the evening in the East, with distant thunder. Quantity of Rain from April 27 to May 27, 2 inches and 4%
The hygrometer during the whole of this month has indicated an unusual degree of humidity in the atmosphere ; and a great quantity of rain has fallen.
The warm and humid state of the air has occasioned vegetation to be extremely luxuriant.
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MONTHLY CATALOGUE OF MEDICAL BOOKS. Cursory Remarks on Contagious Diseases and on Baths. By M. L. Este, Esq. late Lecturer on Animated Nature, and the Philo. sophy of the Animal Economy, at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, &c. &c. 2 parts, 8vo. Callow..
A Letter concerning the Royal and other scientific Institutions ; respectfully addressed to their managers, proprietors, and sub. scribers. By M. L. Este, Esq. 8vo. Callow.
Communications relative to the Datura Stramonium, or Thom. apple, as a cure or relief of atshma ; addressed to the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. Several of them never before published. With a coloured plate, 8vo. Phillips.
Surgical Observations on Tumours and on Lumbar Abscesses. By John Abernethy, F.R.S. 8vo. 4 Vol. Longman and Co.
Disquisitions in the History of Medicine ; part first, exhibiting á view of Physic, as observed to flourish, during remote periods, in Europe, and the East. By Richard Millar, M. D. Lecturer on Materia Medica in the University of Glasgow, &c. 8vo. Mur.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. Communications from H. E. Clough, M. D. Messrs. Fordham, M*Culloch, Harrold, Philanthropos, Obstetricus, &c. &c. &c. have been received, which will appear in due course.
The conclusion of the paper on Stramonium will appear in our 'next : besides other matter, it will contain some interesting practical information, with cases illustrating the effects of smoking that plant in asthma, by Dr. Bree, Dr. Gooch, &c.
The Title page and Index to this Volume will be given in the next Number.
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437, 1. 33, for ferhaale, read Feshook.
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ABSORPTION, on the organs of 44 Beddoes, Dr. memoirs of 91, 172,
333 Beet-root, sugar extracted from 363
446 Berne, account of hospitals at 407
80 Bernoully, M. on potass 518
root, description of 166
510 Bones, an article of commerce 98
CAL.- Transactions of the Medi-
356 cal Society of London, 56, 161.
32, 238 ners, &c. of Malta, 64, Fisher's
the Venereal Disease, by Dr.Adams,
13 Dr. Stock's Memoirs of Dr. Bed-
453 Observations on the Sclerocele, &c.
115 establishment of foreign Hospitals,
164 Surgical Journal, 357, 441. Dr.
233 Gourlay's Observations on the Na-
231 Dr. Bostock's Remarks on the No-
influence of the moon on macopæia, 431. Cursory Remarks
85 on Corpulence, 494. Dr. Farrell
152, 149 Botanical reports 92, 187, 370, 549
85 Braconnet, Mr. on resinous substances
210 Brookes, Mr. on fossil remains 97,