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    LONDON. Royal Microscopical Society, January 16.—Mr. E. Heron-Allen, president, in the chair.—Presidential address: The Royal Microscopical Society during the great war and after. The president gave a review of the war conditions under which the society has met since August, 1914, and of such part of the work of the society as is ripe for publication in connection with the war. He gave an analysis of the work of the society's abstractors during the periods 1901-13 and 1914-17, and adumbrated a contraction and specialisation of the activities of the society in the future, in the direction of the technical optics of the microscope and its application to all branches of industry and research.

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