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CURRENT NOTES
The Anthropological Society of St. Louis.-On January 2, there has
been organized in St. Louis The Anthropological Society of St. Louis.
The membership of the Society consists essentially of the local anatomists and prominent medical men interested in anthropological research;
but its interests will comprise the whole field of anthropology. Professor R. J. Terry has been elected the first President of the Society.
Mr. George G. Heye, director of the Museum of the American
Indian, Heye Foundation, announces that the department of physical
anthropology, which had to be closed during the period of the war,
has again resumed active work under the direction of the same staff,
namely, Dr. James B. Clemens and Dr. Bruno Oetteking. The
department has now separate housing accommodations a t 11 St.
Nicholas Place, corner of 150th Street, which suits its present needs.
Dr. HrdliEka left Washington early in January for the Far
East, in the interests of his studies on the origin of the American
Indian, and in those of anthropological work in China and Hawaii.
He expects to be back in June. The JOURNAL
will meanwhile be in
the hands of Dr. Gerrit S. Miller, curator of the Division of Mammals,
U. S. National Museum.
As the JOURNAL
was going to press it became known th a t the XX
International Congress of Americanists, which was t o have met a t Rio
de Janeiro in June of this year, has been indefinitely postponed. The
reason given is that the unsettled world conditions prevent European
representatives from attending. It has been intimated th a t the next
Congress will meet in 1922.
Dr. A. A. Mendes Corr&a, formerly assistant of the faculty of
science of the University of Oporto where he was teaching anthropology
since 1912, has been some time ago proposed by the faculty for the
vacant place of ordinary professor. A faculty of letters having been
lately founded in the University, Dr. Mendes Corr&a was named
ordinary professor of the new faculty for the group of geographical
sciences which include anthropology.
From the daily press we learn th at Dr. and Mrs. Gustaf Dolinder,
the former a leading Swedish scientist, sailed for South America early
in January. They expect to remain one year, engaged in general
ethnographic and archeological investigations; considerable attention
will later be devoted t o the Indian tribes of the Magdalen River region.
197
AMER.JOUR.PHYS.ANTHROP..
VOL.111, No. 1.
198
CURRENT NOTES
Dr. Frane Boas late in December tendered his resignation as one of
the representatives of the American Anthropological Association on
the Committee of Anthropology and Psychology of the National Research Council.
Ludwig Xtieda.E%--Belated
German periodicals bring the announcement of the death of Dr. L. 5. Stieda, emeritus professor of
anatomy at the Konigsberg University. He died in 1918, in his
eighty-second year. Physical anthropology owes a debt to Professor
Stieda for his lifelong interest in the science, and for his very useful
annual reviews of Russian anthropological literature, published periodically for many years in the Archiv f u r Anthropologie.
Richard Lynch Garner.&-Professor Garner, who was widely known
through his investigations among the anthropoid apes, died suddenly
at Chattanooga, Tennessee, on January 23,1920. He was an indefatigable worker, and has contributed greatly to our knowledge of the life
and habits of the apes.
Horatio C. Wood.B-Science reports the death, on January 3, of
Horatio C. Wood+, M. D., LL. D., emeritus professor of materia medica,
pharmacy and general therapeutics in the University of Pennsylvania
Medical School.
NOTESFROM
FAREAST
Dr. J. G. Andersson, of the Chinese Geological Survey, has loaned
a number of human skeletons from Chihli Province excavations to the
anthropological department of the Peking Union Medical College.
Dr. E. H. Tang, president of the Government Special Medical School
in Peking, has also loaned his valuable series of Chihli Province crania
t o the anthropological department of the college.
THE
PBre Florent De Preter, of the Belgian Mission a t Chin-Chow,
who has been decorated by the Chinese government for his ethnological
work in Manchuria, has recently visited Peking. Arrangements for
the despatch of an expedition by the department of anthropology,
P. U. M. C., to investigate the cave.burials in the vicinity of Chin-Chow
have been greatly facilitated by PBre De Preter’s cordial cooperation.
Mr. Roy C. Andrews, of the American Museum of Natural History,
has obtained a number of human crania from the vicinity of Urga.
Mr. Andrews experienced the greatest difficulty in collecting and
transporting this material owing to the present unsettled condition of
that part of Mongolia.
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