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ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. medicines, says he had long been of the

ER. HOVE, in reviewing the la- opinion, that they were or no avail, but W T bours and accurate observations the grounds of failure he had not dis. of Ajr. Brande, on the structure, &c. uf covered. The circumstance of the ercalculi, aud of the effects that are pro terior lainiile of calculi, extracted frie duced upon them by the use of internal patienis who had persuvered in a long

course of ukaline preparations, haring See page 476 & of the presco: vol. boon found auktor thau the parts cowards .

the centre, had been regarded as a proof but on his death, at the age of 75, the of the action of the medicines upon the whole cavity of the bladder was found calculus, and led to the belief, that completely full of soit, light, spongy cal. where the stone was swall it might be culi, 350 in number. They were ana. wholly dissolved; but it wow appears, lized, and found to consist of uric acid, that the soft part is not a portion of the the phosphates and animal mucus, and original calculus, but a newly-torined sub- differed so truch froin the calculus:voided stance, in which the uric acid is not de- sou alier he began the use of alkalies, posited in crystals, but mechavically that they appear to have been formed inixed with phosphates, and the animal alter that period. mucus in the urme.

Anurner person, having taken the ala • The opinion that calculi in the human kali three months, finding the symptoms bladder Irave been entirely dissolved has still more violent, submitted w an opereceived its principal support from in- ration. The calculus, for the thickness stances having occurred, wliere the synp- of both of an inch, was entirely composed tonis went entirely away, while the pa. of imple phosphate, in a state of perfect tients were using alkaline medicines, spiculated crystals, so as to present a very and never afterwards returned. The rough irritating surface to the internal fallacy of this opinion has been detected, meinbrane of the bladder, wlule theimer by examining the subjects after death; parts of the calculus were made up of a in one case, the patient was 68, and mixture of uric acid and phosphates, 30 had been long taking the saline draught, that the aikali had prevented the formawhen all symptrus vanished, and the tion of uric acid, but the phosphates were case was published in proof of its eth. deposited more rapidly than before, cacy; but when he died, 20 calculi A gentleman, in whose urine the urie were found in his bladder and it aja acid appears in a solid form, iminediately peared, that the symptoms went oil, ou after it is voided, has the same appearance account of the posterior lobe of the in the urine, even when nine drachms of prostate gland having become enlarged suda dissolved in water, impregnated with (a change which frequently occurs in that carbonic acid, are taken in 24 hours ; $0 period of life), and having forined a bar- that the alkali does not even counteract rier betrecu the calculi and the orifice of the formation of uric acid. the bladder, so that they no longer irritated that part, either in making water,

SOCIETY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES, &c. or in the different movements of the Mr. Waiscell bas obtamed the gold body, but lay in the lower posterior part medal for his paper on the “Method of of the bladder, without producing any ascertaining the value of growing timber paintul effects. I beir number, (says Mr trees, at ditierent and distant ;eriods of Hiome,) prevented the pressure from ben time." Some account of this method will ing great on one part of the intestine, be deemned of grent importance to all immediately behind the bladder, and growers of limber, to enable then to astheir motion on one another rendered certain the value of timber in all its their external surface smooth, and pron stages, and to point out to them the most bably prevented their increase. In ano. proper and profiiable tiine of telling ii. ther case of the same kiud, 14 calculi The author was led to the investigation of were found, which were similarly situ- this subject from being called to value ated by ineans of the same sort of en. plantations, one of whicla very much exlargeinent of the posterior gland. In ceeded his estimate. Hence lie spared some cases calculi have been found en- no pains in collecting all the facts conie elised in cysts, formce between the fas- nected with the subject, and he finds that ciculi of the inuscular coat of the blads the increase in the circunference of trees der, so as to be entirely excluded from is generally from about one to two inches the veneral cavity, and therefore had not annually, and from 12 to 18 inches the producer any of the comminon semptomis annual increase in hergbt, some full a lite of stone. To prove that calculi do some. tle short, and sume exceed those ineatimes increase, while the patient is using sures. Adopting this, as a well-grounded alkaline medicines, the following facts theory, hic Ins constructed a number of are ad luced :

tables which may he useful ta practical • A gentleman, having voided a small men; fior whoni we shall give the first and calculus, persisted in the irse of alkaline second with explanations, in order that Ajedicines, and passed no tisore calculi; uurigaders mayjudge box kur the subject

is adapted to their wants. The first ta- a person to estimate its present value, esble shews, every fourth year, from 12 to pecially when it is encreasing after a high 100; the rates per cent. per ann, at which rate per cent per ann. all trees increase, whether they grow fast The second table shews the rate per or slow, provided their rate of growth cent. to be the same as in the tirst table, does not vary.

though the annual increase is more both This table may be the means of saving in height and circumference. It must be young thriving woods from being cut observed that the whole height of the down, by showing how great a loss is sus- trees is taken to the top of the leading tained by felling tiinber prematurely; and shoot, and the girt in the middle. it will point out the small interest whicle If trees increase 12 inches in height, olid trees will bring by being kept: it will and lin circumference annually, their inlikewise assist in the valuing of such tim. crease will be as in the following ber as is not to be cut down, by enabling

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The increase. per cent. per annum is increase in the growth of trees, and the the same as the above in all trees at the gradual decrease in the rate per cent. same age, whether they have grown per annum, that the annual increase faster or slower, provided their increase bears to the whole tree. in height and thiekness annually has not

The whole height of the trees is tnken varied on an average. The progress of

ress or to the top of the leading shoot, aud the trees is soinetimes greatly retarded my girt in the middle; but no account is insects destroying their leaves, by unta- laken of the Interal branches. vourable seasons, and by tbeir roots pe

If trees iocrease eighteen inches in netrating into noxious Strata. Bul tyese height, and two inches in circumference, accidents cannot enter into calculattoos. annually, their increase will be a un Calculations, shcuing every fourth year dermcntioned, viz. * from 12 to 04, the progressive annuel

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1 1 13 34 1 1 5 1 0 0 3 7 0 26.5
2 8 0 17 44 3 2 4 0 0 0 4 0 19.8
5 2 6 21 54 0 0 3 0 0 9 9 of 15.6
9 0 0 25 371 04 10 2 0 0 1 0 0 13.
14 3 0 29 15 71 15 10 6 0 1 7 0 11.

23 4 8 0 2 0 8 0 9 6
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194 | 32 11 7 6! 2 7 1 6 8.5 41 8 01 614 104 | 44 10 3 0 3 2 3 0 7.6 41 06 lul 55 56 45 67 11 5 3 10 0 3 10 4 of 0.9 48 72 1472 0 0 49 73 11241 76 1 0 4 7 1 0 0:3 52 | 78 11:1 91 6 053 79 131 96 10 11 0 5 4 5 58 56 84 14 114 4 0 57 85-4 141 120 6 8 6 0 2 8 61 5.4 60 90 13 140 7 6 61 1911 151 147 9 2 0 7 1 8 0 5

64 96 10 170 8 0 65 107] 161 1178 94 0 8 1 4 of 4.7 Erplanution of the Construction of by this number divide 100, and the quoTables I. und II.

tient is 20.5. which is the rate per cent. To render the preceding tables easy to or increase made in the thirteenth year: be understood by persons not accus. consequently, whatever the tree might be tomed to calculations, we shall state worth when 12 years old, it will, at the the process of the operations in the first end of the 13th year, be improveitin väline of Table II,

que after the rate of 261. 10s. per cent, or The height of the tree at 12 years of age in other words, that will be the interest it is supposed to be 18 feet to the top of its will have paid that year, for the money leading shwul, and 24 inches in circum- the tree was worth the preceding year.“ ference at the ground, consequently, at At every suceeding period, bors in this half the height, the circumlerence is 12 Table and Table I. the like process is inches; one fourth of this, being three gone through. inchies, is called the girt. The girt being

Observations on Tables I. and II. squared and multiplied into the height, gives one foot one inch and six parts for the precedingtables furnish us with die its contents. At 13 years old, the tree following uselul information, viz. will be 194 feet high, 26 inchasin circune 15t. That all regular growing trees. ference at the ground, and 13 inches at nieasured as above, as often as their age half the heighi; one-fourth of 13 gives is increased one-fourth, contain very 31 inch for the girt. This squared and nearly double their quantity of timber. multiplied into the height, gives one foot. 2nd. That when a tree has doubled its five inches and one part for the contents. age, its contents will be eighit-fuld. Deduct froin this the contents of the tree 3d. That when a tree has doubled the at 12 years of age, and there remains age, its annual growth will be increased three inches and seven parts, which is the four-fold. increase in the 13th year. Then reduce 4th. Consequently, that when a tree the contents of the tree when 12 years has doubled its age, the proportion that old, and the increase in the 13th year, its annual incrcase bears to the contents each into parts, dividing the former by of the whole tree, is then diminished the latter, and the quotient will bc 3.70; one-half.

REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.

Tbc Overture, and most admired Songs and Duets, pleased at being authorized by its merits, in ibe Opera of the Circassiae Bride, as pere to employ in its favour, the terms of our farmed as obelare Tbierre Royal, Drury Lane. warm and unqualified commendation. Composed and arranged for the Piano- forie, The mclodies are, in most instances, or tarp, by M. R. Biibop. es.

uncominonly select, and particularly apAFTER a sedulous perusal of the mu- propriate. The expression is faithful in A sic of the Circassian Bride, we are the sentiment of the author, the turns of

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