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LVI. more thorough work visible.

It is beginning to be plain that with the Treat advance in the education of women, during the last thirty years, there is already a marked advance in the grade of their intellectual work. At a late meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in Buffalo, New York, nearly every section offered among its scientific papers some contribution from a woman. In the section of Anthropology, the paper that excited most interest was that of Mrs. Nuttall Pinart on Mexican inscriptions, which is described as “completely revolutionizing” the method by which these important historical memorials have hitherto been interpreted. Dr. Brinton, who is on the whole the highest authority on this class of subjects, said that this paper was “of epoch-making importance,” and that its conclusions would probably be sustained. In the section of Chemistry, a paper was read by Miss Helen C. De S. Abbott on the composition of a bark from Honduras that presents new and curious ingredients, of peculiar value to dyers. She also read a paper on the

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