Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 32. köide

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Vols. for 1847-1963/64 include the Institution's Report of the Secretary, also published separately.
 

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Page 477 - Report upon United States geographical surveys west of the 100th meridian in charge of ... Geo.
Page 279 - The neck of the serpent is stretched out and slightly curved, and its mouth is opened wide as if in the act of swallowing or ejecting an oval figure, which rests partially within the distended jaws.
Page 86 - In pursuing these ethnographic investigations it has been the endeavor as far as possible to produce results that would be of practical value in the administration of Indian affairs, and for this purpose especial attention has been paid to vital statistics, to the discovery of linguistic affinities...
Page 18 - Lectures" have been instituted at Washington, DC, by Joseph M. Toner, MD, who has placed in charge of a Board of Trustees, consisting of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the Surgeon-General of the United States Army, the Surgeon-General of the United States Navy, and the President of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia...
Page 186 - II. b of the plate, rather towards yellowish red. " Rule. — This test, which is applied only to those completely color-blind, should be continued until the person examined has placed beside the specimen all the skeins belonging to this shade or the greater part, or else...
Page 185 - ... the examination of those preceding them, so as to become more familiar themselves with the process. By this, time is saved, without loss of security ; for no one with a defective chromatic sense finds the correct skeins in the pile the more easily from the fact of having a moment before seen others looking for and arranging them. He makes the same characteristic mistakes ; but the normal observer, on the other hand, generally accomplishes his task much better and more quickly after having seen...
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Page 191 - If he seem to be disposed to confound green and gray, it will be very easy to entrap him. If we do not succeed, even when assisting him, in entrapping him in this snare, the hidden samples may be put back into their places, to be convinced that the trial is correct. " From the above, it is seen that many artifices may be necessary in our examination. It may be regarded as an advantage of our method that it has at command a great variety of resources. We have by no means mentioned all; and yet many...
Page 182 - Berlin worsted is then made, including red, orange, yellow, yellow green, pure green, blue green, blue, violet, purple, pink, brown, gray, several shades of each color, and at least five gradations of each tint, from the deepest to the lightest. Green and gray, several kinds each of pink, blue, and violet, and the pale-gray shades of brown, yellow, red, and pink, must especially be well represented.

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