September 10, 1887

A Laboratory Manual of Chemistry, Medical and Pharmaceutical,

JAMA. 1887;IX(11):352. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400100032012

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This book is conveniently arranged in three parts; The Elements, Synthetical Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry. The elements are treated of in 78 pages, the necessary information, including tests, being given concisely and clearly. In the part on Synthetical Chemistry we find an excuse for quarreling with the authors: they do not tell us how to make antipyrin, thallin, kairin and some of the other substances that have been brought out by the attempts to make quinine synthetically. The chapter on urine analysis is incomplete. But for all this we do not know of a laboratory guide that is better suited for the student, and especially for medical students. It contains all that any medical student can hope to learn, with directions how to do it—and very much more than many teachers of medical chemistry know. It is the laboratory manual for the student—and no one can learn chemistry outside of

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