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August 8, 1925

Fundamentals of Chemistry. A Text-Book for Nurses and Other Students of Applied Chemistry.

JAMA. 1925;85(6):461-462. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670060063040

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This book, written for nurses, is another addition to the already great number of texts on chemistry for beginners. It appears, however, to justify its existence in a general way by emphasizing such facts in chemistry as will be of practical value to nurses. Attention is given to the fundamentals of nutrition, the digestive fluids, blood, lymph, milk, urine and feces. The appendix contains tables of English and metric equivalents, Centigrade and Fahrenheit equivalents, antidotes to poisons and directions for the removal of stains. In covering such a wide range of subject matter as the title includes, the details must necessarily be brief, and only the most elementary facts are given without reference to the literature. Nevertheless, the information is given in an attractive manner, so that the text will be of interest to the general reader. A few imperfections were noted. For example, acacia and gum arabic are mentioned

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