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    Chemical Society, Feb. 17.—Prof. Abel, F.R.S., president, in the chair.-The president announced that Mr. James Duncan had presented the Society with a most life-like and spirited marble bust of Dr. Holmann. He then called upon Prof. Frankland to deliver his lecture “On some points in the analysis of potable waters.” A report of this we give on another page. —A full discussion of the"variation in purity of the water supplied during the past eight years by the various London companies followed, illustrated by most excellent diagrams, and the lecturer concluded by pointing out some of the objections to the other well-known processes employed for water analysis.

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