We have not yet gathered up the experience of mankind in the tilling of the earth; yet the tilling of the earth is the bottom condition of civilization. If we are to assemble all the forces and agencies that make for the final conquest of the planet, we must assuredly know how it is that all the peoples in all the places have met the problem of producing their sustenance out of the soil.
We have had few great agricultural travelers and few books that describe the real and significant rural conditions. Of natural history travel we have had very...
The unfortunate conditions surrounding the almost universal use of the oddly named commercial and with few
exceptions record inks, and the so-called modern paper, is the motive for the writing of this book. The
numerous color products of coal tar, now so largely employed in the preparation of ink, and the worse
material utilized in the manufacture of the hard- finished writing papers, menace the future preservation of
public and other records. Those who occupy official position and who can help to ameliorate this increasing
evil, should begin to do so without delay.
The quiet industrial struggle through which the United States passed during the last decade of the nineteenth century cannot fail to impress the student of political economy with the fact that commercial revolution is a normal result of industrial evolution. Within a period of twenty-five years the transportation of commodities has grown to be not only a science, but a power in the betterment of civil and political life as well; and the world, which in the time of M. Jules Verne was eighty days wide, is now scarcely forty....
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) was first described possibly at the end of the XVII
century by Buckley (1931) and Connor, but it was only recognized after the radiologic
descriptions of Bechterew, Strumpell and Marie, during the XIX century. In 1964 the
American Rheumatism Association classified AS as a distinct disease. About forty
years ago (1973), Schlosstein and Brewerton published simultaneously but
independently the association of AS with the Class I allele B*27.
The position taken by the writer of this volume should be clearly understood. It is not the view known as
antivivisection, so far as this means the condemnation without exception of all phases of biological
investigation. There are methods of research which involve no animal suffering, and which are of scientific
utility. Within certain careful limitations, these would seem justifiable.