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This volume is a fascinating work which might well be duplicated in the field of medicine. It provides biographic data as well as the history of apparatus and materials used in the chemical profession. Here is the ancestry and development of balances, glassware, filter paper, rubberware and optical apparatus used by chemists. There are innumerable excellent illustrations in the forms of photographs, drawings and portraits.
The Tools of the Chemist: Their Ancestry and American Evolution. JAMA. 1940;114(25):2497. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810250071034