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    Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society February.—Prof. A. W. Phillips contributes an obituary sketch of Prof. H. A. Newton, who died August 12, 1896. After pointing out, in some detail, his various lines of work, he closes thus:—“The achievements of Prof. Newton, great as they were from a scientific standpoint, give no adequate idea, taken in themselves, of his power and influence. He built up, during a leadership of forty years, a strong and symmetrical department of mathematics, by his comprehensive grasp of the trend of mathematical thought, and by his wonderful power of divining the paths which lead out to fruitful fields of research, both within the domain of pure mathematics and in its applications to other sciences.

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