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Plate II. Radial section of wood of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris).
illustrating The Decay of Timber and Methods of Preventing it. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Bulletin No. 14. By Hermann von Schrenk (1873-1953). Instructor in Henry Shaw School of Botany, and Special Agent in charge of Mississippi Valley Laboratory, Vegetable Pathological and Physiological Investigations. Issued March 25, 1902
in a scan of Pamphlets on Wood Preservation / (internal title) Forestry Pamphlets, preservation, Vol 2. (at University of California, digitized 14 March 2007).

Von Schrenk was an important forest pathologist, who worked for the federal government and, later, private industry — especially railroads. He advocated the use of creosote for the preservation of railroad ties. See (both available in the aether) Peterson, Griffith and Cambell, “Herman Von Schrenk and the Rise of Forest Pathology in the United States.” Plant Disease 84:5 (May 2000): 586-591; also Peterson and Griffith, “Herman von Schrenk: The Beginnings of Forest Pathology in the U.S.” Forest History Today (Fall 1999): 29-34

“Being perfectly balanced within a relevant semantic dimension is the same as withdrawing from conversation. The individual, so far as the semantic game is concerned, is no longer a conversational partner.”

ex Valeria Ugazio. Semantic Polarities and Psychopathologies in the Family : Permitted and Forbidden Stories (2013): 53
reviewed by Tim Parks in The Guardian, 19 June 2013

30 June 2013

tags: H. von Schrenk, The Decay of Timber (1902); V. Ugazio, “withdrawing from a conversation” (2013)