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August 2, 1902

The Elements of Physical Chemistry.

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By Harry C. Jones, Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry in the Johns Hopkins University. Cloth. Pp. 565. Price, $4.00. New York: The Macmillan Co. 1902.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(5):269. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480310037020

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The physician of to-day, unless he has kept in touch with the trend of advance in chemistry, is puzzled to understand the references made in much recent literature on. chemical, physiologic, pathologic and medical topics. Much less does he understand the discussions concerning osmosis, electrolytic dissociation, ions, the law of mass action, etc. Yet these questions are live ones and are destined to have an important bearing on medical theory and practice. Therefore, such books as the present, while presupposing considerable knowledge of physics and while containing much that could be omitted by the physician if he is studying the subject from the merely practical standpoint, are timely and valuable. Thoroughly scientific, carefully distinguishing between fact and theory, the work is a most reliable exposition of this new but already immense subject of physical chemistry. While not intended primarily for the physician it yet furnishes him a standard text-book for

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