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Interesting at first sight only
because of its age and the fineness
of its workmanship, this map by
Mercator is a rare and almost for-
gotten museum piece. Hardly a
book mentions it.

Yet in its day it had an influence
that few works of the human mind
have had in all the history of the

It was first to give the name of North America to the continent on which we live. And it indicated a Northwest Passage around this continent through which Europeans might sail to the Indies.

Thus it served to perpetuate a belief that might otherwise soon have died. Directly, therefore, it was largely responsible for a number of important voyages of discovery, notably Drake's, Frobisher's, Hudson's. Indirectly, it was in part responsible for the spread of empire on this continent.

For great indeed is the inspiration of maps for the human imagination.

The maps of today, it is true, have led to few important discoveries. Our planet has been pretty well explored already. Yet maps today still have the power, as they had in the sixteenth century, to arouse in us a desire to see and to know other parts of the world than our own.

Fascinating, packed with the delights of unexpected finds, rich in historical and literary suggestion, maps and atlases have all the charm and cultural value of the world's best books.

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At last a Long Felt Human Want is Filled by the Invention of this Great Necessity-Dr. Farrington's Portable

Reading Table for the Lap

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Can You Clear The Mental Hazards

Of Middle Life?

Why do so many minds "snap" after the age of forty? Can't something be done to prevent it? Read the answer to this timely question as set forth by Dr. Clifford B. Farr in the December number of HYGEIA, the health magazine of the American Medical Association. He has some excellent advice to give on mental health.



That treatment by electricity can be as dangerous or as useful as fire, is the contention in this article on facts and fallacies about electrotherapy.

Is the Male Inferior?

The author of this article is a man, who makes out a case for the constitutional superiority of the female of the human species. Find out why, in the December HYGEIA.

It Hurts!

Why an attack of pain may be one of the kindest things that ever happened to you is explained in, "It Hurts!" a most interesting article on pain as nature's cry for help.

Dangers of

How tattooing is done, why it spreads disease, how it can be removed, is told in this fascinating article. Pictures of men and women amusingly tattooed illustrate it.


Health Posters in Color

Posters from China, India, Germany, France, Russia, reproduced in their original colors will appear in HYGEIA for December as our Christmas gift to readers. With these drawings will be an article by Dr. S. B. Blakely on prenatal and child care.

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