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Professor of anatomy? At any rate he has never been accused of bringing his dry bones out of his lecture room.

The subject of three of these Essays is Homeopathy, which is handled, of course, without gloves, and evidently very much to the doctor's own satisfaction. The account of Perkins's Metallic Tractors, which is given in this connection, is a bit of history which will hardly seem credible to the generation now on the stage. There is also an Essay upon "Puerperal Fever as a private pestilence," which, if the half is true, reveals a danger to which the community is exposed which is positively fearful. There are besides various Magazine Articles and addresses which have been delivered before different Medical Associations. But the Essay which will be read with the most interest, and which gives character to the book, and in fact its name,-“ Currents and Counter-Currents in Medical Science,"-is the address which Dr. Holmes delivered before the Massachusetts Medical Society in 1860. It will be recollected that it produced about as much excitement in the profession at the time, as if a bomb had been exploded over their heads. After all, it seems to be really a more harmless affair than we had been led to suppose. Dr Holmes states the view for which he contends-Dependence on nature in the treatment of disease-rather strongly, and perhaps with some exaggeration; probably with design, in order to secure attention. He is not very respectful, as might be expected, to tradition, or to great names, or even to the professional pride of his brethren, still we imagine there is less difference of opinion between himself and others than he himself represents, or has been supposed. We should like to make copious extracts from the book, but must forbear.

FROM HAY-TIME TO HOPPING.*-Many of our readers will remember a charming little English book which was republished some months ago in this country, with the title "Our Farm of Four Acres and the Money we made by it." It was no less popular here than in England, where edition after edition was eagerly called for. The author has now made another trial of the favor of the public, and has attempted a regular story, which is rather more ambitious in its style, though it hardly comes up

*From Hay-time to Hopping. New York: Rudd & Carleton. 1861. 12mo. pp. 287.

to the mark of her first publication. However, it gives us many glimpses of English country life which are fresh, and pleasant, and the book is quite readable.

EIGHTY YEARS' PROGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.*-In these two large octavo volumes there is presented in a compact and easily accessible form an amount of valuable information with regard to the progress which the people of the United States have made in all the various channels of industry since the days. when they were British colonists, which is not to be found in any other single work with which we are acquainted. The subjects which are treated are as follows: Agriculture; Cotton-Culture; Sugar Cultivation and Consumption; Commerce of the United States; Banks in the United States; United States Mint; Insurance; Immigration; Social and Domestic Life; Books; The Arts of Design in America; Education and Educational Institutions; Mining Industry; Travel and Transportation; Steam; Cotton Manufactures; Paper-its Manufacture; Woolen Manufactures; Leather; Fire-Arms; Hats; Individual Industries; Humanitarian and Corrective Institutions. Each one of these subjects is amply illustrated with engravings, of which, there are over two hundred in all. The different chapters have been prepared by well-known literary men who have each made the subjects about which they have written the study of years. We have examined the work repeatedly and with much care during the past three months, and each time have been impressed anew with its value. There is not an intelligent family in the nation who would not be interested and instructed by it, and find it a most convenient book of reference with regard to everything pertaining to the industrial interests of the country.

LLOYD'S MAP OF THE UNITED STATES.-Messrs. H. H. Lloyd & Co., of New York, are publishing an excellent colored map of the United States, six feet by four, which they will send to any purchaser, by mail, on receipt of the price, which is one dollar for two copies. Postage stamps not accepted in payment.

Eighty Years' Progress of the United States; showing the various channels of industry and education through which the people of the Thirteen States have arisen from a British Colony to their present national importance. Two volumes. pp. 457, 455. Large 8vo. 1861. L. Stebbins, New York, 31 John street, and Worcester, Mass.

THE PULPIT AND ROSTRUM.-We have received two new numbers of this excellent periodical, which is published "now and then," by Messrs. H. H. Lloyd & Co., of New York, 25 Howard street. Number Twenty contains, in good form for preservation, the paper contributed recently by Mr. Motley, to the London Times, on the "Causes of the American Civil War." Number Twenty-one contains Mr. Everett's Speech on the "Questions of the Day," delivered in the Academy of Music, in New York, on the Fourth of July, 1861. These numbers will be mailed to subscribers on receipt of the price, ten cents each.

MEMORIAL VOLUME, A. B. C. F. M.*-It will be felt by every friend of the American Board, that there is much reason for congratulation that Dr. Anderson has been able to prepare such a suitable "Memorial Volume" as this, of the operations of the Society during the past fifty years of its existence. The volume cannot fail to arouse fresh interest for missions in the hearts of all Christian people. We hope it will find a place immediately in the library of every family in the land. We shall revert to the book again. [Price $1. For sale in New Haven by F. T. Jarman.]

MCCLELLAN'S MANUAL OF BAYONET EXERCISE.-Gen. Mitchell expressed the opinion, some time ago, that it was not rifled cannon that were to settle this war with the rebels, but it was the bayonet! Whether this is so, or not, there can be no question that it is very important that all our volunteers should be taught something of the use of the bayonet in fencing. According to Gen. McClellan, the full advantage of this peculiar drill will be found only "when the men are isolated, or in very open order; as, for instance, when employed as skirmishers, in assaulting breaches, field works, or batteries, or when broken by cavalry;" but he says, even when drawn up in line-of-battle," the men will be more steady and composed in the shock of a charge, or when awaiting the attack of cavalry," if they are conscious that

* Memorial Volume of the first fifty years of the American Board of Commis sioners for Foreign Missions. Boston: Published by the Board. 1861. 8vo. pp. 462.

Manual of Bayonet Exercise. Prepared for the use of the Army of the United States. By GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1861. 18mo. pp. 118. Plates XXIV.

they know how to make good use of their bayonets. He also says in his preface,

"There is an instance on record of a French grenadier, who, in the battle of Polotsk, defended himself, with his bayonet, against the simultaneous attack of eleven Russian grenadiers, eight of whom he killed. In the battle of Sanguessa, two soldiers of Abbé's division defended themselves, with their bayonets, against twenty-five Spanish cavalry, and after having inflicted several severe wounds, rejoined their regiment without a scratch."

We commend this theatise of the Major-General of the army of the Potomac to the attention of all whom it may concern. The book is illustrated with twenty-four plates.

WITS AND BEAUX OF SOCIETY.*-This very entertaining and instructive volume contains sketches of the lives of George Villiers; Count De Grammont; Beau Fielding; William Congreve; Beau Nash; Philip, Duke of Wharton; Lord Harvey; Earl of Chesterfield; Abbé Scarron; La Rochefoucault; Horace Walpole; George Selwyn; Sheridan; Beau Brummell; Theodore Edward Hook; Sydney Smith; and George Bubb Dodington.

MISSION SCHOOLS IN INDIA -Rev. R. G. WILDER, for fifteen years a missionary of the American Board, is known as an earnest advocate of the system of mission-schools, which was commenced in India by the first missionaries. The reason for his convictions on this subject, and his opposition to the views of the "Deputation" who advised the suppression of the schools, he has here given in full, in connection with a valuable history of the gratifying results which have attended them.

THE REBELLION RECORD.t-We have heretofore commended to our readers Mr. Frank Moore's valuable record of the facts which are now passing into history, from day to day, and the

The Wits and Beaux of Society. By GRACE and PHILIP WHARTON. 1861. New York: Harper & Brothers. 12mo. pp. 481.

Mission Schools in India of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. By Rev. R. G. WILDER. New York: A. D. F. Randolph. 1861. 12mo. pp. 432.

The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, 1860-61. Edited by FRANK MOORE. New York: G. P. Putnam. [Part V, Monthly Edition, illustrated.]

still more valuable compilation of contemporaneous documents. The fifth monthly publication of the series, (large octavo in double column pages,) is before us, completing 100 pages of the digested "Diary of Events," 360 of the "Documents," and 168 of the "Poetry and Incidents." We find little to complain of in the progress of the work, unless that the progress of events is too rapid to be overtaken by the editor; and the flood of documents is too voluminous for the repository which he is providing. The latest date in the Diary is "June 15,"-a date which, in the excitement of these times, seems long ago.

We ought to say that the "illustrations" alone which accompany these monthly numbers are worth the price of the publication. [For sale in New Haven by Messrs. Judd & Clark.]

RUSSELL'S LETTERS TO THE LONDON TIMES FROM THE SOUTHERN STATES.-Mr. James G. Gregory, of New York, has published in a handsome pamphlet, these famous letters of the "special correspondent" of The Times. [Price 25 cents. [Price 25 cents. For sale in New Haven by T. H. Pease.]

THE SOLDIER'S FRIEND. This is a little volume, prepared for the use of our soldiers, by Rev. JOHN W. DULLES, of Philadelphia. It contains a selection from the Psalms, a homily, and a hymn, for each day of the month, and is so small that it can almost be carried in the vest-pocket. It is one of the best of the religious manuals for soldiers that we have seen. Mr. Randolph, of New York, is the publisher.

REV. DAVID TRUMBULL.-We have received several Spanish pamphlets written by Rev. David Trumbull, of Valparaiso, South America, which are intended for circulation in Chili, and the adjacent countries.

GODEY'S LADY's Book.-The last six numbers-from July to January, 1861,―of this popular monthly, considered by ladies so indispensable, are offered at the exceedingly low price of one dollar.

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