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On an Undescribed Rudimentary Organ in Human Attire

Nature volume 49, page 199 | Download Citation



LECTURERS who are tired of the cockade hat-ribbon and tail buttons, may be glad to know of the following rudiment. The old-fashioned double eye-glass was a folder, with a knob at the outer side of the distal glass; and this on folding locked against a pin on the outer side of the proximal glass. The double eyeglass of the present day does not fold; but, none the less, is the knob outside the distal glass retained for it, though there is no pin to lock with on the proximal glass. How long will it take before this useless rudiment disappears? What will be the cause of its disappearance? As panmixia is out of the question, we may prophesy that it will be economy of material.

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