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August 1, 1931

An Outline of Chemistry.

JAMA. 1931;97(5):345-346. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730050053040

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This book is a combination textbook, laboratory manual, laboratory notebook and quiz manual. According to the preface it is designed to be the basis for a course in chemistry for nurses, whether the students have had high school chemistry or not. Most of the lessons require reference reading in one or more of seventeen recorded reference works, and the lessons cannot be properly completed if this part of the work is slighted. This is an excellent feature of the book. Courses in chemistry for nurses are, however, in the main too short to be of much value. This book, together with the reading required in the seventeen reference works, would make an excellent review for those who have had high school chemistry. This is true because the quiz questions are well thought out and many are sufficiently advanced to require a real knowledge as well as clear thinking. For these

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