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September 30, 1944

Hackh's Chemical Dictionary [American and British Usage] Containing the Words Generally Used in Chemistry, and Many of the Terms Used in the Related Sciences of Physics, Astrophysics, Mineralogy, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Biology, Medicine, Engineering, etc. Based on Recent Chemical Literature with Numerous Tables, Diagrams, Portraits and Other Illustrations

JAMA. 1944;126(5):329. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850400061033

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Abstract

This chemical dictionary needs no introduction to chemists and those interested in allied subjects. Now in its third edition, the book should continue to serve as a good reference source for explanation of words frequently used in chemistry and other terms often found in physics, astrophysics, mineralogy, pharmacy, agriculture, biology, medicine, engineering and other sciences. More than fifty-seven thousand terms are defined. Theories, laws and rules, elements, compounds, drugs, minerals, apparatus, instruments and names of investigators are only part of the subject matter. In these days it is almost imperative for progressive physicians to be familiar with chemical terms; the present book will provide much help on this score when placed in the medical library. Unfortunately, some of the medical definitions, including those for digitalis, penicillin, calgon, pineal gland and phenobarbital, are not so clear or accurate as they might be, although this failing could be corrected in the next

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