W.B. - John Bay was the first to raise Zoology to the rank of a science; and the first scientific classification of animals was attempted in his "Synopsis of Quadrupeds." Modern botany began with Ray's " History of Plants," and the researches of an Oxford professor, Robert Morrison; while Grew divided with Malphigi the credit of founding the study of vegetable physiology, which has made and is still making such advances.

Mr. Max Cornu has detected a new malady which attacks the plants of the Rubiaceae grown in hothouses. It appears that an Anguil-lula deposits its eggs in the roots, which then swell and decay, the plant perishing rapidly. Precipitated sulphur has been recommended as an effective remedy.