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III.]   ORIGIN OF TASTE FOR SCIENCE.   201

from the obscurity of the subject. (9) My father's and brother's pursuit of field sports, and thence indirectly to natural history. (13) An early passion for mechanism, which led me to take to physiology and anatomy, as the engineering side of my profession. (15) My taste for biology began with keeping insects. (24) . . . . subsequently to the desire to investigate certain questions bearing on medicine.

Botany. -None.

Medical Science.-(3) Connection of hospital and medical school with the place of his residence. (4) Love of facts and the impression that good surgery is a great fact.

Statistics.-None.

Mechanics.-(3) Profession fell in with natural tastes, such as sketching. (4) Innate faculties, serviceable to profession under the pressure of

circumstances.