Anomalous Dispersion and Ionisation

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MY criticism of Mr. Schott's interesting experiment (NATURE, March 14, p. 461) was due to my carelessness in reading his brief account. I failed to notice the words “and the tune” in his description of the battery connections, which fact, together with the low voltages which he used, gave me the impression that he employed the current to heat the wire, the ions being derived from the hot metal.

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