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School Instruction in Botany


IN the article on “School Instruction in Botany” in NATURE of September 2, p. 329, the report on the botany gardens of the James Allen's Girls' School, recently published by the Board of Education, was reviewed. As I am not only the author of the report but also the initiator and organiser of the botany gardens at Dulwich, I shall be glad if space can be afforded me to reply to the following comment at the end of the article: “No mention is made in the Report of the utilisation of the botany gardens for the observation of animal life.” The omission is due to the fact that the report was written in 1915 (see prefatory note) when some of the “gardens,” which are now of great help in studying animal life, were in an undeveloped condition.

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