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October 1, 1887, by Various

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Title: Scientific American Supplement, No. 613, October 1, 1887

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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 613




NEW YORK, OCTOBER 1, 1887.

Scientific American Supplement. Vol. XXIV., No. 613.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.


I. BIOGRAPHY.--Dr. Morell Mackenzie.--Biographical note and
portrait of the great English laryngologist--the physician
of the Prussian Crown Prince.--1 illustration. 9794

II. BOTANY.--Soudan Coffee.--The _Parkia biglobosa_.--Its
properties and appearance, with analyses of its beans.--8
illustrations. 9797

Wisconsin Cranberry Culture.--The great cranberry crop of
Wisconsin.--The Indian pickers and details of the
cultivation. 9796

III. CHEMISTRY.--Analysis of Kola Nut.--A new article
adapted as a substitute for cocoa and chocolate to military
and other dietaries.--Its use by the French and German
governments. 9785

Carbonic Acid in the Air.--By THOMAS C. VAN NUYS and
BENJAMIN F. ADAMS, Jr.--The results of eighteen analyses of
air by Van Nuys apparatus. 9785

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