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January 13, 1940

Principles of Chemistry: An Introductory Textbook of Inorganic, Organic, and Physiological Chemistry for Nurses and Students of Home Economics and Applied Chemistry, with Laboratory Experiments

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By Joseph H. Roe, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, D. C. Fifth edition. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 503, with 58 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(2):186-187. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810020090043

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Abstract

This edition should be welcomed by those who have become familiar with the excellence of the previous editions. The book offers in one volume the fundamental principles of inorganic, organic and physiologic chemistry, with emphasis on the last. Each chapter contains a list of questions for study. Some of these may be cited as examples of the method of treatment that has been employed. In the chapter on hydrogen there is a question about the use of this gas in the preparation of hydrogenated fats. In the chapter on water and hydrogen peroxide the student is asked about the uses of water in the human body; another question directs attention to dehydration of the body, and another inquires about the guiding principle for the maintenance of an adequate water intake by patients who cannot take fluids by mouth. In this manner the author has stressed the biologic point of view

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