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August 26, 1950

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

JAMA. 1950;143(17):1530. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910520072043

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A Laboratory Guide in Chemistry.  By Joseph H. Roe, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, The School of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, D. C. Second edition. Paper. $2.25. Pp. 216, with illustrations. The C. V. Mosby Company, 3207 Washington Blvd., St. Louis 3, 1950.The student nurse who takes a 50 hour course based on this textbook and laboratory manual ought to enjoy it, for the author rapidly reaches topics of great interest to nurses: radioactivity and its medical applications, the chemistry of physiologic processes, foods and nutrition, vitamins and hormones. However, none of the inorganic, organic and physical chemistry normally included in comparable texts is omitted. Moreover, the print is large and the pages small. The brevity required in the treatment of each topic in the text is offset by the author's clear, simple and unhurried style. Diagrams and pictures are used liberally, especially in the laboratory manual. The section

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