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    Bulletin de l'Académie Royal de Belgique, No. 1, 1878.—In researches on Daltonism, here described, MM. Delbœuf and Spring used a solution of fuchsine between two convergent plates of glass (the red is wanting in M. Delbœuf's sight). Thus a suitable thickness of red could be readily selected, and it was found that colours previously confounded showed notable differences. A solution of chloride of nickel interposed between objects and the eye produces in non-Daltonians the same confusion as that of Daltonians. Fuchsine opposes and destroys the effect of chloride of nickel: so that the non-Daltonian in whom the latter produces confusions ceases to have these when he looks also through the fuchsine. Daltonism is regarded as merely an exceptional exaggeration of a peculiarity found in all eyes to a certain degree.—M. Terby furnishes fifteen figures of Mars as observed during the opposition of 1877.—The physiological action of Gelsemine, on respiration, circulation, and temperature, is described by MM. Putzey and Romiée.—M. de Koninck announced that his son found, in the Ardennes, the very rare mineral carpholite, hitherto only met with in the Harz and Bohemia.

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