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September 3, 1938

An Introduction to Chemistry

JAMA. 1938;111(10):966. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790360074033

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The author has attempted to stress the philosophy of chemistry. The subject matter is logically presented in a style intended for those whose main interest lies in some other field. The scientific method, chemical literature, practical applications of chemical research and the history of chemistry are elaborated only so far as these contribute toward a general education. Many modern concepts, such as acid-base theory, radiation, nuclear chemistry and vitamin chemistry, are included, together with the classic experiments and theories of chemistry. The text contains references to books and original publications for collateral reading sufficient to stimulate but not burden the reader. The book is well illustrated and clearly printed. The volume is not suited to those who seek detailed chemical information.

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