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    THE awards of medals for the present year made by the President and Council of the Royal Society are as follows:—The Copl y Medal to Prof. James Joseph Sylvester, F.K.S., for his long-continued investigations and discoveries in mathematics; a Royal Medal to Prof. Joseph Lister, F.R.S., for his contributions on various physiological and biological subjects published in the Philosophical Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society and elsewhere, and for his labours, practical and theoretical, on questions relating to the antiseptic system of treatment in surgery; a Royal Medal to Capt. Andrew Noble, F.R.S., for his researches (jointly with Mr. Abel) into the action of explosives, his invention of the chronoscope, and other mathematical and physical inquiries; the Rumford Medal to Dr. William Huggins, F.R.S., for his important researches in astronomical spectroscopy, and especially for his determination of the radial component of the proper motions of stars; the Davy medal to Prof. Charles Friedel of Paris for his researches on the organic compounds of silicon, and other investigations.

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